Research Shows At-Home Trampolines Send Thousands of Children to the Emergency Room Every Yea

May 30, 2020By Andrew MazanFitness, Injuries, Medical, Personal Injury, Trampoline

As the Covid-19 pandemic stretches into the start of the summer season, panicked parents are now forced to find new options for entertaining their kids in the wake of cancelled day camps, sports leagues, and vacations. Sales of at-home outdoor toys have skyrocketed since March, when many shelter in place orders took effect. One backyard … Read More

New York State Is About to Implement Some of the Strictest Trampoline Park Safety Regulations in the Nation

March 11, 2020By Andrew MazanFitness, Injuries, Law, Personal Injury, Trampoline

While it may be hard to believe, there are currently no federal regulations in place for trampoline park safety. This is in spite of the fact that trampoline parks sent nearly 20,000 people to the emergency room in 2018, most of them children. Instead, statues dictating trampoline park inspections, equipment, and staff training are administered … Read More

After Negative Experience, Wisconsin Lawmaker Pushes for Regulation of Trampoline Parks

January 2, 2020By Andrew MazanData, Fitness, Injuries, Law, Personal Injury, Trampoline, Wisconsin

Motivation to change typically increases after enough personal pain and suffering. For one Wisconsin lawmaker, that holds especially true. Like many parents, Senator Chris Larson of Milwaukee was looking for an indoor activity to entertain his family.  Also like many parents, they turned to a local trampoline park for help.  From the outside, these facilities … Read More

Despite Warning From Pediatric Surgeons, 2019 Data Shows 74% of Jumpers Are Minor Children.

December 8, 2019By Andrew MazanData, Fitness, Injuries, Medical, Personal Injury, Trampoline

It’s not news that the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against trampoline park use for minor children, especially under 10 years old. However, if this is news to you, please read the article here. The AAP has been advising against minor children using trampoline parks and at-home trampolines for nearly a decade. The following data, … Read More

Consumer Product Safety Commission Reports 211% Increase In Injuries

November 18, 2019By Andrew MazanFitness, Injuries, Law, Medical, Personal Injury

Over the last five years, trampoline park injuries have increased 211%.  In 2014, there were 6,200 reported emergency room visits from trampoline park injuries.   In 2018, there were 19,300 reported emergency room visits from trampoline park injuries. That’s nearly triple the amount in four years. Something needs to change.   The Consumer Product Safety Commission has … Read More