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Slide Recalled After Kids Lose Fingers
Playworld calls back 1.3K 'Lightning Slides'
- About 1,300 playground slides are being recalled after two children lost fingers. Distributor Playworld Systems says it's recalling single- and double-width "Lightning Slides" manufactured by Horizon Industries and sold between 2000 and 2016 after it was made aware of 13 incidents in which a crack appeared in...
Guy Tries to Forget Old Flame, Sets Fire to Park
2 charged in playground fire that caused $21K in damage
- Police in Anchorage, Alaska, are dealing with what the AP calls "a case of burning love": Two teens who burned a love letter from one of their ex-girlfriends also burned down a playground on Monday, police say. A police rep notes Robert Yaskell and Riley Borello-Poythress, both 18, "...
'Something Does Not Add Up' in NYC Rape
Suspects are telling a very different story, questions surround woman's father
- Police have charged four teens with first-degree rape after an assault on an 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn playground—but "something does not seem to add up," says Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, citing "several unanswered questions as it relates to the behavior of the father." Police say...
Cops: Men Rape Teen in NYC After Ordering Dad Away
18-year-old assaulted in Brooklyn playground, cops say
- A group of five men raped a teenager one-at-a-time in a Brooklyn playground on Thursday night after ordering her father to flee at gunpoint, police say. The 18-year-old survivor, unnamed in media reports, was with her dad in Osborn Playground at about 11:15pm when the suspects allegedly came up,...
2M-Year-Old Stones May Have Belonged to Children
Chinese site thought to possibly be ancient playground
- An investigation into what appears to be a nearly 2 million-year-old site in China's Hebei province suggests the spot served an important purpose: fun. The
South China Morning Post
compares the dig site to a "playground" for ancient hominids, noting that it was home to some 700 stone...
Tire Swing Slams Into Man's Face, Kills Him
Freak accident occurred at NYC park while Aleim Perkins was with his niece
- It was supposed to be a fun day at a New York City playground for Aleim Perkins and his 6-year-old niece, Leela. But their together time ended in tragedy Monday afternoon when the 39-year-old pushed an empty tire swing and it came flying back at him, smashing into his face...
School District Getting Rid of 'Dangerous' Swings
'It's a matter of liability,' Washington district says
- Swingsets are becoming a thing of the past at school playgrounds in a Washington state school district because insurance companies have decided they're too hazardous. "It's just really a safety issue; swings have been determined to be the most unsafe of all the equipment on a playground,...
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