From the NY Times:
Three silvery domes that had been installed in the new Brooklyn Bridge Park for children to play on — but which instead scorched their young hands — have been removed.
In their place on Tuesday evening were an empty plot and two mainstream pieces of playground equipment — one for climbing and another for sitting in the shade.
Elizabeth Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Empire State Development Corporation, which oversees the park, located near Brooklyn Heights, said the domes were removed on Friday.
The $84,000 domes were installed at the toddler playground in March. But within a week of their unveiling, parents reported that their children were burning their hands on them – and screaming out in pain.