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Playground Recalls and Clothing Safety


As I researched playground equipment recalls, I was quite surprised at the number of  recalls on playground equipment. Some of the playground equipment recalls included below:

  • Equipment with Pressure treated wood
  • Playground equipment with chipping paint (could pose lead risk)
  • Swing safety, slides, see-saws and gliders
  • Recall on Draw string shirts and jackets, due to playground injury

If you have any of the above equipment on your playground, be sure to check out the US Consumer product safety commission recall list. Moreover, if you find that any of your playground equipment is on the recall list, it is in your best interest and for the safety of the children in your care to  remove the equipment as soon as possible.

Your playground may not have recalled items, however, you must be aware of the public playground recalls in the event you want to take the children on a field trip to a local park. Many of the equipment dangers were found at public playgrounds.

Before taking the children on the playground, please remove drawstring from hooded shirts or jackets, to prevent injuries.  Over the past 20 years there has been 23 deaths due to draw strings becoming entangled on playground equipment. Read more about it.

I encourage you to take some time to review the recall list above and require that parents do not send children in clothing with drawstring.

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With Child Safety in Mind!

Shiketa Morgan

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It’s Time to Conduct a Maintenance Check on Your Playground

Children love to play outdoors. In fact, I think one of the most enjoyable sounds in the world is to hear the sounds of children playing and laughing while on the playground.

Moreover, the playground is where children can play freely including: running, jumping, climbing, pretending, exploring, socializing and simply enjoy the outdoors.

To assure that the children enrolled in your childcare facility have a fun and safe experience on your playground, it is vital that you conduct a daily maintenance check.


According to West Bend Insurance, an estimated 500,000 children under the age of 14 sustain injuries on playgrounds every year; 100,000 to 200,000 of these injuries require emergency-room care. Playground-related injuries among children cost an estimated $1.7 billion each year.

Are you ready to implement some loss prevention strategies and grade your playground? Evaluate your playground using the criteria provided by the National Program for Playground Safety.  Start Your  Maintenance Check Now!

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