Trauma And Injury Prevention
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Playgrounds can be wonderful places for families to exercise and play. They are also the source of hundreds of thousands of emergency visits to the emergency department for preschool and elementary aged children. (Between 2001 - 2008, an average of 218, 851 preschool and elementary children received emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment. Forty deaths were associated with playgrounds.) Fortunately, many of these injuries are preventable by following these safety tips.
Reference: CPSC October 29, 2009