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Pool and Spa Safety for Children

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Kayla Jackson5 years ago

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching its annual pool safety campaign as a response to pool and spa related injuries and deaths in children. The CPSC warns against preventable death and injuries caused by poor adult supervision, children’s inability to swim, and entrapment hazards in and around the pool.

Children at Risk

  • Children under the age of five
  • Children with access to in-ground home pools
  • Children who do not know how to swim

Pool and Spa Injury Statistics

  • 2007-2009: An average of 390 children younger than 15 drowned from pool or spa related injuries.
  • 2009-2011: An average of 5,200 children younger than 15 were treated by paramedics for pool or spa-related injuries.
  • 2011: So, far seven pool incidents/injuries caused by entrapment hazards have been reported to the CPSC.
Pool and Spa Safety Tips for the Home
  • Ensure that children have been taught to swim before allowing them in the pool.
  • Be watchful and alert when children are in or around pools and spas.
  • Keep children away from entrapment hazards such as pool drains or pipes.
  • Keep a phone close by pool and spa areas in case of an emergency.
Pool and Spa Safety Tips Public Pools
  • Review all posted pool safety and water rules.
  • Ensure that the pool/spa has a life guard on duty.
  • Keep a phone close by pool and spa areas in case of an emergency.
Contact an Experienced Child Injury Attorney

At Thomas J. Henry, we have the experience and resources to handle your child’s case. If your child has been the victim of a serious injury, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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