Who recommends or approves rubber mulch as a playground safety surface?

There are many entities that support the use of rubber mulch including federal, state and local environmental agencies, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). Rubber mulch has been proven effective in reducing critical brain related injuries from falls.

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What’s wrong with falling on grass, dirt or sand?

Falling on grass, dirt and sand is how a lot of us grew up and we’re fine, right? Thanks to the NFL and the automotive industry, today we know a lot more about head impact protection and traumatic brain injuries. The most important recent finding is that every bump to the head – whether big [...]

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What are some of the short term and long term symptoms of brain injuries such as concussions?

Acute symptoms can include unconsciousness, inability to recall the traumatic event, confusion, difficulty learning and remembering new information, trouble speaking coherently, unsteadiness, lack of coordination and problems with vision or hearing.  Long term symptoms include violence, anger, depression and increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Source 1: Mayo Clinic Source 2: Alzheimer’s Association

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What is the maximum certified fall height protection from GroundSmart Rubber Mulch?

When installed and maintained to a proper depth for the surrounding equipment, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch softens the impact by gradually slowing the fall and dispersing the energy which greatly reduces the risk for a traumatic brain injury. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch has the unique ability to provide this protection all year, rain or shine in a variety of [...]

By |2019-04-26T10:50:36-05:00November 7th, 2017||

What if my child or dog eats rubber mulch?

We are often asked if rubber mulch is safe for dogs and children if it is accidentally eaten. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch has been tested using the European toy test method EN 71-3 which determines if heavy and toxic metals will leach out of a product when exposed to stomach acid should a person or pet consume a [...]

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