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Thankfully, armed with the right information, parents can give kids the safe backyard play they deserve (and enjoy the peace of mind that they so deserve).
Here’s where consumer watchdog Consumer New Zealand comes in. They’ve just announced the results of their latest testing on trampolines – revealing how 7 prominent trampoline brands stand up when tested against the Australian safety standard. tested one size from 7 popular trampoline brands against the Australian Safety Standard (AS 4989:2015), including Springfree Trampoline’s R79 Medium Round .
Of all the trampolines tested, the Springfree Trampoline model tested, the R79 Medium Round, was the only trampoline brand to pass all the safety tests, receiving an impressive Consumer New Zealand score of 93%.
How Do You Choose A Trampoline?
Following the New Zealand safety standards is voluntary. This means trampoline brands are not required to pass the safety standards in order to sell trampolines.
At Springfree Trampoline, we believe safety shouldn’t be an option. We apply the same high safety standards of the R79 tested by Consumer NZ to our full range of trampolines. So you have peace of mind that your kids are playing safe.
It’s why we exist! Our journey began when our inventor Dr. Keith Alexander, Dad and Mechanical Engineer, decided to design a safe trampoline for his kids. And we’ve been keeping Kiwi kids safe ever since. We’re proudly the world’s safest trampoline and committed to continuing that legacy.
The Consumer New Zealand Safety Tests
Consumer NZ testing against the current Australian standard for trampolines covered key structural and safety tests, including:
Structural integrity – A range of tests that applied weights and forces to the trampoline frame, mat and enclosure to ensure the trampoline won’t break or deform under stress.
Impact test – Tested the padding and enclosure to measure how well they reduce the impact force. The structural and impact tests are tough tests and only the better trampolines pass them.
Product marking and safety information – Safety warnings and information that should be present, on the trampoline itself.
In addition to the key structural and safety tests, Consumer New Zealand also included in their assessment how clear and comprehensive the instructions are, how easy the trampoline is to assemble and move around, and how easy it is to enter and exit the enclosure.
Want To Know More?
If you’d like to know which other brands were tested, Consumer NZ offers a subscription service which gives full access to the findings and results of a variety of product tests, including this testing on trampolines. You can sign up to Consumer New Zealand here.