Trampoline Safety

@dfollin (12720)
United States
May 20, 2010 5:55pm CST
Today an unfortunate accident happened where a fifth grade boy fell off his trampoline here in Virginia and died.We do not have a yard yet,but when we move I told my daughter that we would get a trampoline,but she has to have a safety net.She said that her cousin's do not have one and she has fell off that one before and luckily did not get hurt. Some insurance companies will not give you homeowners insurance if you do not have a safety net on a trampoline if you have one. Do you think it should be a law that the safety nets be manditory?
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
20 May 10
wow, that is too bad but i do know they are dangerous and a lot of stores dont sell them around here for that reason. nets should be mandetory.
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@dfollin (12720)
• United States
21 May 10
Really? Around here they sell them and the nets and you can also order them online.But,the nets are not manditory.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
20 May 10
safety nets are really helpful in cutting down the risk but its not 100% safe and I know from experience. helped my brother break his arm on the trampoline while we had a net when we were younger. It was mostly just needed to practice some listening but we wanted to jump at the same time. haha. I think safety nets should be sold with trampolines so that people dont get hurt.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
20 May 10
Have you ever watched Funniest home videos? Those videos look like the victims should have broken bone and some times it looks like they would have broken their back or neck.Those things are very dangerous. Even with the net they suggest that only one person at a time be on them.
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@oldchem1 (8144)
21 May 10
They really are very dangerous, I know of a couple of children who have had broken limbs with them I think that there should be nets around them.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 May 10
Preventing adults from their own stupidity is one thing, but when it concerns children I think we need to take extra steps. So yeah, I think they should be mandatory for households that have children.
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@dfollin (12720)
• United States
21 May 10
I agree with you.
@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
21 May 10
tell your girl to have a net other wise you wont buy a trampoline. if her cousin is lucky doesnt mean that she will be too.
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@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
21 May 10
hi dfollin havent seen you around lately.oh I would also want a safety net if I were to get a trampoline. they can be a lot of fun but they can also be dangerous.you need to have a few lessons first before you try anything really sporty like. I do think it should be a law that safety nets be manditory just like the bike helmet law.
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@dfollin (12720)
• United States
21 May 10
Hatley,I have not been on much because the cord broke on the laptop that I am borrowing then had to wait till I get my check,which was late for the very first time.Then,I went to the store to buy the power cord that they said they had.Well,they didn't have it.I ended up ordering it and having to wait.And,I have been spending a lot of time trying to research for a new home.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
21 May 10
That's terrible. I guess we are spared from that kind of recreation because trampoline is not known in our country. Our kids therefore do not demand such an equipment.
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• United States
21 May 10
I have a Pre-School in Fayetteville, NC called Lil' Angel's Pre-School. I have a trampoline in the backyard. I will not allow the Pre-School children to go on it for obvious reasons. My children love the trampoline but I am so paranoid with it even with a net! That net is not that protecting in my opinion... I wish the trampoline was made with more protection!
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 May 10
YES!!! Especially for children whose bodies are still growing...This is one reason we never got one, besides the fact it does cost a lot..Personally I think it should be a law...
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
21 May 10
Good morning Donna, that is so sad & i'm sorry. My son had a trampoline & i didn't know anything about a safety net. Of course that's been about 20 years ago now. If I HAD KNOWN ABOUT ONE HE WOULD HAVE HAD ONE OF COURSE. I don't think it's a bad idea for it to be mandortory.
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