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Local authorities in California and Utah are cracking down on trampoline parks amid rising injury rates, according to CBS News.

Last September, the American Academy of Pediatrics discouraged the recreational use of trampolines after finding evidence for risk of major injuries such as ankle injuries, shin fractures, spinal injuries and head and neck injuries, which in rare cases resulted in brain damage.

The report found that in 2009 alone, 70 injuries occurred for every 100,000 kids between 0 and 4 using a trampoline, and 160 injuries for every 100,000 kids 5 to 14 years old . That’s approximately 98,000 trampoline injuries per year.