How is shock-absorption determined?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Testing Company, and the State of Illinois, among numerous state and federal agencies, independent laboratories and licensed testing companies have conducted various tests designed to measure the shock-absorption of various surface materials as they relate to falling objects. Tire rubber chips have been shown to consistently absorb more shock impact than any other standard surface material. This is particularly important because more than 200,000 playground injuries end up in the emergency room every year. That is more than 500 visits per day. The majority of those injuries are attributed to falls. Therefore you can't afford to have anything less than the world's safest playground surface: Playsafer.
Is there any steel content in Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch?
No. Playsafer 1/2 inch chips are smaller than most others. The smaller the chips, the less likely they are to contain embedded steel wire. To ensure that all wire is removed, Playsafer chips pass through 4 unique, state of the art magnets during the manufacturing process. This extra attention literally ensures no steel content. In fact, Playsafer is guaranteed to be 99.9% steel-free.
Is Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch ever dusty or slippery?
No. In addition to promoting almost instantaneous drainage, Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch retains small amounts of moisture, which is just enough to prevent the accumulation of dust and slipperiness.
Will Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch stain clothing or the area where it is installed?
No. Unlike wood mulch or chips which can bleed when wet, Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch does not stain.