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(KSL News) -- As kids head back to school one government group is worried about playground safety.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to check out where their kids will be playing and make sure there are no hidden hazards.

They say parents should start from the ground up.

Hal Stratton, Chairman, US Consumer Product Safety Commission: "There's a rubber material that can be put down. That's pretty expensive, frankly. But also these wood chips right here, also work. There's about nine inches of wood chips, so when a child falls on this it will cushion the fall and that will relieve a lot of the injuries."

The CPSC also suggests parents look for sharp edges of points on playground equipment.

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