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My daughters playground uses tire chips instead of sand or pebbles. My daughter comes home everyday with black marks all over her clothes, especially the knees of pants and even on her coats. I am not having luck getting these stains out. I've tried lots of items from the store! Any ideas? I am tired of all her clothes being stained!


Becky from IL

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October 28, 20060 found this helpful

Tell your local town or city elected official about this. Quick before the election. They're likely to listen for the next few days. Suggest wood chips instead. Volunteer to help with the project.

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October 29, 20060 found this helpful

I agree that you should report it AND WITH PICTURES/EXAMPLES OF THE STAINS FOR PROOF, stating that you and others could not possibly afford to replace the wardrobes, that you need relief from the tires asap! in a firm but kind voice. God give you favor with those in charge. : )

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October 29, 20060 found this helpful

My daughter goes to a private school which uses shredded tires on the playground. I don't consider it to be a real bad problem but one day she did come home very dirty and the knees of her blue leggings were stained. I asked the teacher and she said probably it happened because the day before it had rained. What I find more aggrevating is how these little pieces of the tires end up sticking to her jackets, sweaters and sometimes are all over her socks as they seem to get in her shoes. It's not that easy to remove and I don't like spending my time doing it!

I don't know that I can do much about it other than to ask that they change her into old shoes and socks ea day for recess.

I buy a lot of my children's clothes at garage sales and altho I think they look nice and I look for the nicer clothing items, I don't feel as bad if clothes get stained, torn, etc. My kids are young and well kids will be kids. I do however understand what you are going through and that would make me mad to have so many nice clothes ruined!

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