June 15, 2015
Health Tip: Watch for Playground Burns
Be aware of equipment that heats up
(HealthDay News) -- Playground burns from hot equipment are common, and they can occur even on days that aren't very hot.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests:
- Watch for any uncoated metal equipment, or equipment with worn coating.
- Beware of swings, slides and other equipment where a child sits.
- Use caution around plastic and rubber materials that are dark. Darker colors attract more heat.
- Be careful on concrete and asphalt surfaces near the playground.