On Saturday afternoon, two-year-old Katie burned her hands while going down a slide at Veterans Park. After trying to stop herself from sliding, she received burns and blisters. Her mother, Anita was upset about the situation saying "it's not her [daughter's] fault."
Anita reached out to Lee County Parks and Recreation and they looked into her case. They extended their condolences and noted that "the appropriate signage and warning labels are on each playground." The signs warn parents and children about the potential hazards such as hot surfaces.
Lee County Parks and Recreation has 37 playgrounds. There are four national certified playground safety inspectors in Lee Park and Recreation.
Anita is doing everything she can to get her daughter's hands back to normal. For the past five days, Katie's been soaking them in water, putting on ointment, and wrapping them with bandages.
She's looking for more to be done perhaps "make sure that the plastic is heatproof." The mom even mentioned closing down the park if it gets too hot.
If you have any questions or concerns you can visit www.leegov.com or call (239) 533-2111.