Seesaws, swings and slides! Now that springtime is here, playground season is in full swing. CPSC believes playgrounds should be safe! Far too often however, fun and games at the community playground or on the backyard play set can lead to injuries—and even death.

A new playground equipment report (pdf) was just issued by CPSC and it found that from 2009 to 2014, 19 of the 34 fatal playground incidents that we investigated were the result of hanging or asphyxiation. During that same time (…)

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Full resolution infographic available for download on Flickr.
Data reporting for 2013 to 2015 is ongoing.

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Blog en Español

Summer is right around the corner and perhaps you’re looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it’s taking a refreshing dip in a pool, getting that much needed exercise by riding a bike or simply opening a window to feel the warm breeze, safety should always come first. Be a “Summer Safety Superhero” by following these simple steps:

Pool Safely

Teach kids to swim or sign them up for swim lessons.
Install a four-sided fence around your pool
Learn CPR.
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Blog en español

Child drownings remain a major public health issue; in fact, it is the leading cause of unintentional death to children ages 1-4. And, at least 203 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools and spas in the United States since Memorial Day, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. This increased compared to the same time period last summer, when at least 174 children younger than 15 fatally drowned.

Small children are at the highest (…)

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We have an updated version of our Fireworks Injuries infographic. The risks are the same. The only change is in the numbers. We also post these infographics on Flickr for easy sharing.

 

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