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Safety at indoor play centres to be reviewed

Published tisdag 22 februari 2011 kl 15.14
At an indoor play centre at Sickla shopping centre.

After several serious accident at the country's indoor play centres, the Swedish Consumer Agency has decided to review the safety routines of these often giant halls where the kids wosching down winding slides and tumble around in bouncy castles and large sections filled with small plastic balls. It is the use of signs stating "all play is at your own risk" that concerns the Consumer Agency.

Maria Lindstedt at the Agency tells the news agency TT that "you cannot expect that the children will understand that if they fall from a bouncy castle onto a concrete floor their may crack their scull." .

The number of indoor-play centres have increased a lot over the past few years, and according to TT several hundred thousand kids visit them every year. The result of the review is expected to be published in the beginning of next year.

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