Brooklyn welds playground equipment

Another example of insane “nanny state” thinking, disallowing kids to play because there is a chance of cuts and bruising. 😦

The city is putting the brakes on spinning playground equipment following reports of injuries, a Parks Department spokeswoman said.

Rotating metal saucers that kids ride at two Park Slope playgrounds were recently welded into place so they can’t move, and the city has made similar modifications or removed a total of seven disks citywide “in the interest of public safety …

“I think it sucks,” said dad David Friedlander, whose 2-year-old was disappointed to find the the spinning disk at Vanderbilt Playground in Prospect Park suddenly stuck in place in late November. “I think it’s a sad commentary on how litigious and afraid we’ve become of having our children get a few boo-boos.”

spinning disk

Parks Dept. Puts a Stop to Spinning Playground Equipment After Injuries

(via Boing Boing)

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