Project Description

Price: $49.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Toys R Us, Inc.
Retailer(s): Toys R Us, Ebay
Age Recommendation: “6+”
Warnings: “CAUTION: Performing any physical activity presents a risk of injury. Adult supervision required” (packaging), and other warnings/cautions on packaging and packaging insert

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR HEAD, NECK AND OTHER BODILY INJURIES!

W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This trampoline is sold in the toy aisle for children as young as 6-years-old. Remarkably, the package insert cautions, in part, as follows:

“Landing on the head or neck can cause serious injury, paralysis, or death, even when landing in the middle of the bed.”

Further, despite an instruction that the product be used “only with adult supervision,” a photo on the packaging shows a child bouncing alone. The many hazards associated with trampoline use should make it apparent to manufacturers and retailers that such equipment should not be sold as a playtime activity for young children.