Hard to believe, but a full 90% of playground surfaces are considered unsafe!
This high statistic is due largely to inadequate safety surfacing. Each year, more than 550,000 individuals visit the emergency room because of a playground injury. That's more than 1,500 visits per day! And that's not even counting more minor injuries.
How does your surface rate in shock-absorption?
MEASURING THE SHOCK ABSORBTION OF A FALL
This graph represents comparison findings
of playground surface materials - including recycled rubber
safety surface material identical to Rubber
Playground Mulch, produced by Rubber Mulch using the same
equipment and processes. Study completed using 6 inch depths
(except where noted), by the Consumer Products Safety Commission
and United States Testing Company, Inc.
Rubber Mulch doubles the safety of playgrounds by ensuring
the highest levels of shock absorption. Of course, Rubber Mulch
meets CPSC safety guidelines.