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.

Statistical Summary of Reported Accidents

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

Record count:224
Records that include age of victim:203(91%)
Records where accident type could be determined:215(96%)
Records with identifiable tradename:69(31%)
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Includes the following tradenames and generic devices:

Source: Public records requested from state and federal regulatory agencies.
Regulated industry sectors, devices covered, and criteria for reporting accidents are different in every jurisdiction.
See the Industry-Regulatory Reports section for more information.