Health Tip: Watch for Playground Burns
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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.

-- Diana Kohnle