Injuries from backyard trampolines are on the rise for children 0-14 years of age. A 2009-2013 Atlantic Canadian study shows that 40% of playground equipment injuries resulted from playing on or falling from a trampoline. It also showed that backyard trampoline-related injuries most commonly occur while multiple people are on the trampoline at the same time.
The Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) at the IWK Health Centre recorded that 247 trampoline-related injuries were seen in the Emergency Department from 2012-2015. CHIRPP also offers the following statistics:
The leading causes of injury on a trampoline are:
Child Safety Link (CSL) supports the Canadian Paediatric Society’s position on backyard trampolines and recommends that parents should not buy backyard trampolines to use at home or at cottages. Child Safety Link also strongly recommends that children 5 years old and under do not use trampolines.