The major issue with this info-graphic is that it makes uniformitarian assumptions about the regulations regarding bouncers. It is important to remember that Smith's study only pertains to statistics gathered from hospitals in Ohio and are self reporting. Meaning, that the patient admits to the doctor that they were in a bouncer when injured which may not necessarily be the truth.
Another major issue is that it draws correlation between a study done in 1995 and the recent one done in 2012. Since bouncers have been gaining in popularity over the past 20 years so it can be reasonably assumed that the number o injuries would go up.
The last issue we would like to raise is the 1500% increase in injuries is a grossly overblown statistic. Look at it this way if the initial sum of x's is equal to 1 and the sum (sigma) of the second set of numbers is lets say 11. That would be a 1000% percent increase. So showing a percentage increase may not necessarily be representing the numbers correctly.
So, What do we do?
1. Do not use a privately produced bouncer like those found at Sam's Club, Walmart, and more. these bouncers do not come with adequate anchoring.
2. Use a professionally trained, licensed, and insured party rental company like Executive Events & Entertainment.
3. Bouncers are not babysitters. They are not meant to be setup and left alone with the kids. All children must be supervised by a trained professional at all times.
4. Don't buy into the hype. These activities are perfectly safe when everyone follows that rules. One of the major issues we have come across over the years is the parents encouraging their children to break the rules within the bouncer. We cannot even tell you how many times we have heard the terms "do a flip!' "do a somersault!" although it is clearly posted on the front of the bouncer that such activities are dangerous.