Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Swing ride


Patrons sit in swings that are spun in a circle, belling out as the speed increases. These rides range from kiddie/family versions to taller/larger/faster models.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.5% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:121
Records that include age of victim:99(82%)
Records where accident type could be determined:109(90%)
Records with identifiable tradename:91(75%)
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Source: Public records provided by U.S. regulatory agencies under widely varying laws. Regulated industry sectors & devices and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction. 83% of the records were provided by three states (NJ, CA, and TX). 88% of the reports fall within the years 1999-2007. See the Data Sources page for more information.