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
From 1983 through November 2009, there were 174 reported deaths involving bath seats. In many instances, babies were left alone while bathing. A newly approved federal standard for infant bath seats ensures that new bath seats made after the standard takes effect will be safer. This standard is one step towards saving babies’ lives.
Information gathered by CPSC staff indicates that no baby bath seat currently on the market complies with the new mandatory standard .
This standard, though, (…)Read More Jun 2