A one-year old girl is scarred for life.
She will face months of treatment.
All because of a simple trip to the park which went horribly wrong.
The scars on this tiny one-year old’s legs are hard to look at and even harder to imagine that they were caused by a piece of common playground equipment – one that many of our children play on daily across Australia.
Amanda Hann, of North Haven – the little girl’s mother posted a warning to other parents on Facebook. Her warning has been shared over 10,000 times.
Her daughter, Ella was with her grandmother at Sempahore Beach in Adelaide enjoying a day out.
It was not an excessively hot day and was only 10.15 in the morning.
They had bought an ice cream and went to the shaded area of a playground nearby to eat it.
She says, “Within a matter of minutes my daughter had jumped up and gone to run off and play as toddlers do. She headed straight for this little metal merry-go-round. At 10:15 it wasnt heaps hot yet, sitting about 26/27 degrees”
Ella climbed aboard a metal merry-go-round which was part of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council’s $480,000 new playground.