Hot playground surfaces leaving children with burns

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Hot playground surfaces – even if it’s not terribly hot outside – are leaving children with burns.

A 14-month-old child got second-degree burns on a daycare slide in Tennessee, and it was 90 degrees outside.

Another toddler nearly got third-degree burns going down a slide in Indianapolis. That child was burned when it was just 72 degrees outside.

The mother of one toddler said her child screamed “something I have never heard before in my life.”

“I ran over and grabbed her and picked her up off the slide, but as I grabbed, her skin just stayed with the slide on the back of her leg,” Khara Sinclair said.

To keep your child safe from potential playground burns, simply touch the equipment yourself first to test it.

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