AUSTRALIAN MINISTER ANNOUNCES TRAMPOLINE SAFETY REVIEW: 9000 kids hospitalized per year isn’t okay…
Oct 19, 2009
Springfree™ Trampoline welcomes the New South Wales Minister for Fair Trade’s review into trampoline safety.
Virginia Judge has ordered a NSW Product Safety Committee review into the safety of backyard trampolines.
The review will consider the nature of the Australian Trampoline standard which is currently voluntary and making safety enclosures a requirement.
An estimated 9 – 16 thousand Australian children are presented to emergency departments annually from trampoline injuries, meaning this inquiry is critical.
At Springfree™ Trampoline we’ve been working tirelessly for 5 years to make backyards safer. Traditional spring-based trampolines cause a staggering number of injuries.
Children are injured falling into the springs and frame of traditional trampolines, or falling off or into rigid enclosure poles – we have removed these elements completely from our design – effectively removing the risk of equipment induced injuries.
Imagine if a major car manufacturer sold a product to which you could directly attribute at least 9,000 injuries per year? It would be banned no questions asked. We hope this is the first step towards creating a formal mandated trampoline standard in Australia – ensuring consumers are protected from unsafe products.
Blogged: Kristen @ Springfree™ Trampoline Australia
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