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Playground Equipment May Be Too Hot To Handle

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ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM)- Summer heat can cause outside equipment very hot and putting children at risk while playing.

Parents know that heat can be dangerous at the playground.
Old metal slides have been replaced with modern plastic slides but they are still no match for the sun.

The most of the popular playground equipment gets really hot and can be brutal for North Texas kids while playing.

Mother Amanda Blankenship said she checks out outside playground equipment herself.

“I’m the one going down the slide most of the time. He slides with me,” said Blankenship

Using an infrared thermometer to test slides difference are noted.
Slides that are placed in shaded measured at 89 degrees but those that are in direct sunlight measured at 112 degrees.

Infants who can’t yet turn are most at risk for burns.

Doctor Roger Khetan said the hotter the surface and the longer a child is in contact with it, the more likely they are to burn.

Most cases Khetan said are minor. But he’s seen extreme cases also.
“It’s a blistering burn with some of the skin coming off.”

The most obvious risk are the metal equipment but it play ground that is the most hot.

The ground measured at 165 degrees.

Doctors advise parents to be careful and be aware of the risk.

 

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