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Warning Graphic: Does Your Child Slide? - PIOS

Added On May 30, 2010
An Iowa mom says her daughter got 2nd-degree burns from a plastic playground slide that reached nearly 170 degrees.

OMG this POOR BABY! Spread the word - warn your friends.

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Asked by beachmamaof2 at 8:24 PM on Jun. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 8:25 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • That poor baby. Hope she gets well quickly.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Oh my goodness what a sin, that poor baby girl!

    Answer by mommylisar at 8:28 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Oh my! I was expecting to see a metal slide...I didn't know plastic slides could get this hot. I hope she has a speedy recovery. I know to make sure to check the slides now.

    Answer by soldierluvr0407 at 8:33 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • Yikes, thank you for the warning. I knew they got hot, but not enough to do that to my child.

    Answer by MJ_BN_FE at 8:33 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • You know I do feel the equipment; but I have a worn adult hand that is used to hot water; cooking; cleaning; etc...I'm not as sensitive as my kids skin might be!

    And even if I felt it might be hot; I would have never imagined 163 freaking degrees!

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 8:34 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • The outside slides arent the only thing you have to worry about! I took my girls to Pump it Up. It's a local place with those blowup slides and and bouncing things. They wore cotton shorts. When we got home they BOTH had big bubble blisters from the "rug burn" of the slides!! I havent brought them back!!

    Answer by momof030404 at 8:45 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • last week I went down a plastic slide on the playground ( holding my son) and i still have a burn on my back, it isnt as bad as that poor baby.... but now I will never think twice about plastic slides

    Answer by glamomomo at 8:53 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • We were just at the park sliding today! Oh my! Poor little girl! I usually go close to when the sun is going down so it's cooler, but still that's way hot!

    Answer by lowencope at 9:38 PM on Jun. 1, 2010

  • I ALWAYS check the slides to see if they are hot as I check the ground before I allow my 4 y/o to walk outside barefooted. That is just common sense. Poor kid though.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 1:02 AM on Jun. 2, 2010

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