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  Health Tip: Using a Home Trampoline

(HealthDay News) -- Home trampolines may be a fun way to get exercise, but they're not without dangers, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Despite the academy's warnings that home trampolines could lead to injuries from falls and attempted acrobatics, the group notes the devices continue to sell.

The academy says it supports recent efforts to get manufacturers to add padding to the frame and springs, and to improve the quality of padding that's already being used.

If you do own a home trampoline, the academy suggests:

  • Homeowners should check to see if their insurance policies cover trampoline-related claims.
  • Restrict trampoline use to a single jumper at a time.
  • Make sure you have adequate protective padding that's in good condition and is placed in the right spots.
  • Use the trampoline on level ground and away from any hazards.
  • Discontinue use of the trampoline if it is worn or damaged and replacement parts aren't available.
  • Discourage attempts at somersaults or flips.
  • No child should use the trampoline without adult supervision.

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