The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently provided updated figures on child drowning deaths and injuries in pools and spas. Nearly 300 children younger than 5 drown in pools and spas yearly and 3,000 suffer pool-related personal injuries. About 80% of the drowning fatalities occurring in residential settings, such as the home, or a friend’s home.
Levin & Perconti has blogged quite heavily on child drowning issues, especially as summer approaches. For safety tips, click here.
To read more about the CSPC drownings report.