Hot Playgroup Equipment Harmful To Children

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 5:12 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY -- EMSA has a warning for anyone who heads to a park or a playground with a child.

Officials say adults should test playground equipment before the child touches it.

Paramedics used a heat gun to show how hot a rubber swing was Friday. It came in at 135 degrees.

Officials say equipment should still be tested when the sun goes down.

"It is going to retain that heat for a while. I think it is important that the parents keep that in mind and come out and test that equipment themselves by touching it themselves," said Colin Roy, EMSA.

Roy says kids' skin is more sensitive to heat than adults.