Overlooked danger at your local playground

It's a popular summer spot for the under ten crowd, but dangers can lurk at your local playground and most of it has to do with heat.

Most playgrounds are made with metal and plastic. You may not realize it, but the temperature they can get to in the sun can leave burns on your kids.

A study looked at a recent day in New York City, even though it was only 80 degrees, a plastic slide had reached a temperature of more than 160 degrees!

Experts say children can get burned in a matter of minutes on anything over 120 degrees and over 140 degrees in just a matter of seconds.


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