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Playground Safety

Each year, more than 200,000 children are injured on America’s playgrounds. That’s one every 2½ minutes.

The leading cause of playground equipment-related fatalities is strangulation. Strangulation as a result of entanglement or entrapment accounts for nearly half of the deaths. The majority of these deaths occur on home playgrounds.

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Last Updated: 09/2012