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Insight from WFPD: Home playground precautions promote safety

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Backyard playground equipment should be a fun and safe place to play, but if you are like most people, you buy the pre-packaged kit from the local store, put it together and hope for the best. There are things you can do to make your play area not only fun, but safe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are more than 200,000 injuries each year associated with playground equipment. About 80% of these injuries occur when children fall from playground equipment.

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