How to keep your children safe at the playground this summer

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(NBC News Channel) -- If a trip to the playground is on your Summer agenda, be sure children only use well maintained equipment with no exposed nails, bolts or hooks.

Plastic and metal surfaces can get very hot, so check that slides are cool before your kids go down.

And parents need to watch children carefully, while they are on any type of play equipment.

Swing seats should be made of soft materials like rubber, plastic or canvas.