Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbookby U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Each year, about 50,000 children go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms because of injuries on home playground equipment. About 80%
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If you have playground equipment in your backyard, you’ll want to make it a fun—and safe—place for kids to play. Unfortunately, injuries on home playgrounds can be more than just scraped knees or minor bruises.
Each year, about 50,000 children go to U.S. hospital emergency rooms because of injuries on home playground equipment. About 80% of the injuries occur when children fall from play equipment. Children are also injured when they are hit by swings or other moving equipment or are cut from
sharp edges and protruding bolts on play structures.
In addition, each year several children die on home playgrounds. These deaths often result when children get entangled in and strangle from ropes, cords, or leashes attached to play equipment, or when clothing drawstrings and items worn around children’s necks catch on the equipment. Others die when their heads or necks are trapped in narrow spaces, they fall from the equipment, or when they are struck by play equipment that moves or tips over.
The good news is that you can help prevent many of these injuries. This handbook, developed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), highlights the most important safety information you need to know about planning, constructing, and maintaining an outdoor home playground.
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