(AP) - The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning children to stay off trampolines
- after 100,000 kids were injured in 2009.
The new statement from the AAP updates recommendations from 1999, which caused manufacturers to add safety features, such as nets and padding, to the trampolines in an attempt to mitigate the risks.
However, these measures may "provide a false sense of security," according to the group.
"As best we can tell, the addition of safety nets and padding has actually not changed the injuries we have seen," said Dr. Susannah Briskin, a sports medicine specialist who helped draft the new statement.
The statement, published in the journal Pediatrics, also says three-quarters of injuries happen when more than one person are jumping at the same time.