Experts Urge Parents to Buy Trampoline Safety Enclosures to Reduce Accidents

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Statistics suggest that a third of trampoline accidents could have been prevented by a safety enclosure. June 21-27 is Child Safety Week so Atlantic Trampolines is calling on parents to make sure they have a safety enclosure

A leading Wales-based trampoline company is using Child Safety Week (June 21-27) to highlight the issue of garden trampoline safety. It is calling on parents to buy safety enclosures for their trampolines in an effort to reduce accident numbers this summer.

Atlantic Trampoline's Director Andrew Jardine said: 'We are urging parents to make sure their trampoline has a safety enclosure and if not to buy one now. Hospital statistics consistently show that at least a third of garden trampoline accidents occur on trampolines with no safety enclosure and therefore could have been avoided if an enclosure were present. I see many trampolines in people's gardens today with no enclosures and it's such an easy thing to fix. As this is Child Safety Week, we are asking parents to take time out from their busy lives to think seriously about trampoline safety and get a net.'

Trampoline accidents are at their peak in the summer months when children are outside in the garden over the holidays. Atlantic advise parents to download the trampoline safety guidance given by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents which is available at http://www.atlantictrampolines.co.uk/template/safety

Mr Jardine added: 'Don't worry too if the retailer you bought the trampoline from doesn't sell enclosures. We are probably the biggest stockist of trampolines and trampoline parts in the UK and should be able to tell you over the phone if we have an enclosure to fit your trampoline. We can then normally send it out free with next day delivery. '

Background statistics:
In a 2009 study at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, 64% of people were injured on trampolines with no net.
In a 2008 study at Kingston Hospital, Surrey, 33% were caused by falling off the trampoline.
In a 2007 study at Weston-super-Mare Hospital, 33% were caused by falling off the trampoline where there was no net.

Company information:
Atlantic Trampolines is a fast growing Welsh based company which specialises in selling only quality, affordable trampolines backed up by great service and free next day UK delivery. It is also the biggest supplier of trampoline parts in the UK. It gives a five year guarantee of its trampolines' framework and one year guarantee on the components. Trampoline packages start at £54.99. For more information go to http://www.atlantictrampolines.co.uk or speak to the experts at Bounce House on the TRAMPO-LINE 0800 032 5879.

Atlantic Trampolines is a member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Child Safety Week is an annual event run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to help reduce the number of children and young people affected by preventable accidents. http://www.capt.org.uk

Potential interviewee: Andrew Jardine, Managing Director, Atlantic Trampolines Ltd

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