October 17, 2019

Child Concussions on the Rise in Playgrounds

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that there has been a staggering rise in the amount of child concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI) for children under the age of fourteen. The study found that of over the 215,000 TBI injuries that were brought into the…

July 18, 2018

Tips to Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries on the Playground This Summer

Summer time means outside activities like cookouts, beach days, and trips to the playground for families. While playgrounds offer a fun play space for children and their family members, they are also a place where slip and fall injuries are likely to occur. These injuries can be caused by dangerous or poorly maintained playground equipment,…

April 28, 2009

New Playground Equipment Recalls Issued

On April 22, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued two recalls involving outdoor activities, playground equipment and bicycles. The playground equipment was recalled because lead paint, while the bicycles were recalled because of defective parts. The playground equipment was manufactured in Turkey, but it was distributed in the U.S. by SportsPlay Equipment…