GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch helps improve playground and play area safety for children of all ages. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is uniquely designed and manufactured to not only meet, but exceed today’s playground safety standards and guidelines.
Nearly 114,000 children in the US go to emergency rooms every year due to falls onto the play surface at public playgrounds. Even more alarming is that nearly 5,500 children under the age of four suffer a traumatic brain injury on a playground. Additionally, playground related injuries among children fourteen and younger cost an estimated $1.2 billion annually.
When compared with other playground safety surfaces, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch cushions a child’s fall and provides up to 2.5 times more fall height protection than grass, dirt, sand, pea gravel, wood mulch, engineered wood fiber (EWF), rubber tiles or poured in place surfaces. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the use of Rubber Mulch as a playground safety surface.