New York City Settles Lawsuit in Hot Playground Case

New York City has agreed to pay $17,500 to a Brooklyn family of a toddler scorched by playground equipment.

The family of Paula Spolar had charged that irresponsible design at the Brooklyn Bridge Park resulted in their 1-year-old daughter suffering second-degree burns to both hands in 2010.

The New York Post says the city tried to shift blame onto the playground designer. But a judge ordered the city to pay the settlement.

The attorney for the city and Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. declined to comment.