National Playground Safety Week
Kids love playgrounds, It's a place for them to have fun, get
exercise and fresh air. But playgrounds can also be dangerous.
According to the CDC---a child is injured on a playground every 2
1/2 minutes in the United States. More than 200,000 children each
year are treated in emergency departments for playground-related
injuries. More than 75% of playground injuries occur on a public
playground. Most playground injuries involve falls, and over half of
the time the child's head and face is hurt. Most of these injuries
are preventable with proper supervision and safer playground
equipment and design.