Beware of trampoline accidents in play facilities! In the worst case, bone fracture or nerve damage
Recently, an increasing number of indoor play facilities have several types of trampolines. Now it is easier than before to use trampolines designed for official competitions that enable high jumps.
However, jumping on a trampoline without following safety tips may cause a serious injury such as bone fracture or nerve damage from falling outside a trampoline or colliding with another person. There have been some trampoline accidents including serious cases. For instance, a serious accident was notified on April 21, 2020 under Article 12-1 of the Consumer Safety Act; when jumping on a trampoline in a play facility, a user fell outside the trampoline and suffered from fracture-dislocation of the left elbow.
Advice for consumers
- Improper use of a trampoline increases the risk of injuries. Follow facility rules to play safely.
- First-time users should jump low at first so that they can jump with stability and gradually increase the jump height. Do not jump high from the start. Refrain from turning over in midair and other risky actions.
- The higher a jump becomes, the greater the drop impact and the severity of possible injuries. When using a trampoline designed for official competitions that enable high jumps, understand the risk and use it within your comfort zone and skill level.
- Only one person on a trampoline at a time. If two or more persons jump on a trampoline together, they may hit each other and may get injured.