Parents sound alarm after toddler burned by metal plate at Île Perrot splash pad

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WATCH ABOVE: A family is speaking out after two-year-old Alexis McKinnon was burned by a metal plate at a splash pad in Île Perrot. Global's Billy Shields reports – Jul 21, 2016

NOTRE-DAME-DE-ÎLE-PERROT — On Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the parents of 19-month-old Alexis McKinnon were enjoying a day in the sun at the Île Perrot splash pad when they heard a horrific scream.

The little girl was crying in pain after stepping onto a metal plate that had been baked in the sun.

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The toddler suffered second-degree burns to her feet.

Her family rushed her to the emergency room to treat the burns – she still has scars, one month later.

The family is now contemplating a lawsuit against the town of Notre-Dame-de-Île-Perrot, which opened the glitzy Parc des Éperviers in May.

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“We just don’t want this to happen to anyone else,” said Sean McKinnon.

Officials have since covered the metal plate with plywood.

Nevertheless, Alexis’ parents are angry it took such a child suffering an injury for the problem to be solved.

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