Did you know that after pools, more children younger than 5 years old drown in bathtubs than in any other product in and around your home? Most bathtub drowning and near-drowning incidents are to children under the age of 2.
From 2004-2006, nearly 100 children younger than 5 years of age drowned each year in bathtubs, baby bath seats or bathinettes, buckets and pails and in landscaping or yard products. Sixty-three percent of those drowning were in bathtubs; 12 percent were in baby bath seats (…)Read More Sep 30
While the summer swimming season is behind us, many communities across the country still have their doors open to those looking to cool off in water parks and hotel, motel and public pools. Now is not the time to let our guard down.
Our Pool Safely education campaign is off to a strong start. Many of you have seen our nationally broadcast public service announcements and our kids education program. If not, I encourage you to watch them and share them with your friends and family.
We are (…)Read More Sep 27
The summer’s only half over and too many children are continuing to die in pools and spas. Since Memorial Day, CPSC has seen news reports of more than 210 child drownings and near drownings in pools and spas around the country. Nearly 90 children under the age of 15 have died. While many of the victims in the more than 120 near drownings were successfully rescued, other victims were left in serious condition.
These deaths and injuries are preventable. Each of us can and must take these simple (…)Read More Jul 23