by Cindy Klose/Christina Taylor (with information from CNN)
It's summertime and most parents are trying to keep their kids busy, but be cautious if you're headed to the playground.
Many playgrounds have a type of poured rubber as a safety feature underneath the equipment. The problem is that dark mat heats up quickly in the sun and as one New York family learned, it takes just seconds to do damage to a barefoot child.
"As soon as he reached the rubber mats he screamed," says Rich Cassen, describing what happened to his 2-year-old son. "He was on the rubber mats maybe 5 seconds. My wife picked him up, looked at the bottom of his feet and the skin was hanging off of his feet. "