Safety information by device type

Amusement ride / Spinning cups/tubs


Typically, each set of four teacup vehicles has a circular floor or a motor capable of turning 360 degrees. The circular floor or motor sits within a larger, turntable-like floor. When in operation, the ride spins each four-cup set of vehicles while the turntable spins the entire ride base. Additionally, riders generally are able to spin each cup individually with a centrally located wheel. Some kiddie versions have semi-enclosed cars.
Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

This device type accounts for 1.9% of amusement ride accident reports.

Record count:150
Records that include age of victim:132(88%)
Records where accident type could be determined:143(95%)
Records with identifiable tradename:48(32%)
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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.