Danger – Hot Slide! New York City Parks to Post Signs


sliding_pondNew York City playgrounds will soon be required to post signs warning parents that equipment can get dangerously hot in the sun. The City Council approved a bill this week that orders the Parks Department to install precautionary signs at all of its playgrounds.Children have suffered minor injuries from hot equipment, mostly black rubber mats.

A spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would sign the bill. The mayor dismissed complaints about the problem last summer, saying “If it’s hot, don’t sit on it.”

{AP/Elisha Ferber-Matzav.com Newscenter}


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