24 Dec 2011

Playground ride to stay - council

3:30 pm on 24 December 2011

Auckland Council says it won't remove a piece of playground equipment a mother has called dangerous, after her child fractured her leg while using it.

The council says it has inspected the equipment, known as a dippy disc, and found it to be safe.

It says the child in question was using the equipment improperly by lying underneath it and spinning it with her legs.

However, the woman who made the complaint, Sarah McIlroy-Foster, says children will always use equipment improperly and it is up to the council to either make it safe or remove it.

Ms McIlroy-Foster says she and a group of other parents whose children have been injured by the dippy disc plan to make a formal complaint about it.

The council says there have been no reports of problems from other councils that have the dippy disc in their playgrounds.