The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 205,860 children receive emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment. Seventy-six percent of these injuries happen on playground equipment in schools, daycare facilities and parks. Twenty-three percent of injuries occur on playground equipment designed for home use. One percent of injuries happen on homemade playground equipment, primarily rope swings.

The majority of these injuries involve equipment at schools (45%) and public parks (31%). Injuries also occur on playgrounds at daycare centers, apartment complexes, and fast food restaurants.

The documents below provide basic information on Playground Safety and Injury Prevention.

Parent's Safety Checklist

Safety Presentation

Brochures

Research Papers

Links of Interest

Video Resources


Playground Safety Video

Did you know?

Did you know that the misuse rate of Car Seats in the State of Georgia is 95%? For more information on how to use your child's car seat please contact IFCK Atlanta at 404-616-1403.

The CPSC estimates that ATVs result in more than 100,000 ER visits annually, including more than 30,000 injuries for children under 16 years.

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