Relevant for: Hardlines
In July 2016, ASTM F381-16, Safety Specification for Components, Assembly, Use, and Labelling of Consumer Trampolines, was published1 and the standard describes the hazards associated with the trampolines used in a home environment. This standard, however, does not apply to institutional trampolines or trampolines intended for use on water.
This specification is delimited in its application to trampolines used in a home environment by a single user of:
(1) a minimum bed size of 3300 in.2 (21300 cm2);
(2) a minimum height of 20 in. (51 cm);
(3) intended for the purpose of continuous, vertical jumping activities; and
(4) intended for consumer use.
Following warning statement regarding using the trampoline in bad weather condition is newly added:
Do not use or stand near the trampoline in windy or gusty conditions. A trampoline can become airborne when exposed to sustained wind or gusting wind conditions. This can result in serious injury, paralysis, or death, as well as property damage. To reduce these risks, disassemble the trampoline and enclosure and store them until weather conditions improve. Anchoring a trampoline frame may prevent the trampoline from moving as a result of the wind, but even anchored trampolines can become airborne or damaged. Consult a qualified contractor to determine what type of anchor works best in your location.