Plastic Playground Equipment Can Burn Your Child

Heading to the playground may be one way you're keeping your kids entertained this summer, but on days like Wednesday it may not be such a great idea. That's because the playground equipment can get hot enough to cause burns, according to parks and recreation officials. Playground swings and slides are made out of a composite plastic nowadays, and the plastic can hold a tremendous amount of heat after the sun beats down on them for hours. However, the equipment shouldn't be as hot during the early morning or late afternoon.