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Mason City, IA – On nice days like these, it’s no surprise to see people out on the playground.
But there are questions as to how safe some of that equipment really is.
From slides to monkey bars, kids can run into all kinds of dangers
Donna Thompson, Executive Director of the National Program for Playground Safety says a lot has changed in the past 18 years with the equipment itself.
Parent Clyde Duke, agrees that more awareness of safety issues has taken a higher priority since he was young.
“Changed a lot actually, there’s safety is a lot better than it used to be, due to the fact that they use wood chips and other recyclable things that they’ve put down for cushioning,” said Duke.
The National Program for Playground Safety says more than 200,000 children are injured on America’s playgrounds each year.