Think parks are a safe haven for children? Think again. Kids Health reports that emergency rooms treat up to 200,000 children with burns and serious injuries from playground equipment. Both consumer-owned and public play and climbing equipment pose significant dangers to children. Here’s what you should know before letting kids play:
Children Suffer Burns From Playground Equipment on Mild Days
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that at least one child sustained second-degree burns on a public playground in 74 degree Fahrenheit weather! The child suffered these burns after touching a plastic slide, the CPSC adds. Parents need to carefully supervise their child at all times, in all kinds of weather.
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