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  • 4 Common Swimming Pool Injuries and How to Avoid Them This Labor Day

    Labor Day is the last of the summer holidays; a day where everyone comes together for one final BBQ by the pool. While you may be eager to take a dip, you should also take stock in the potential dangers at the swimming pool. Below, we take a look at the top four most common swimming pool injuries and how to avoid them. 1.Drowning The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 300 ...
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  • How to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

    Summer weather is quickly approaching, which means more families will be flocking to pools to escape the heat. Before you jump in, however, it’s time to brush up on swimming pool safety. Here are our tips to help your family stay safe this summer and prevent dangerous swimming pool accidents . Secure Your Pool If your family has a pool at your home, it’s important to keep it protected all year ...
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  • About 1 Million Pool and Spa Drain Covers Recalled Over Possible Entrapment and Drowning Concerns

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 1 million spa and pool drain covers due to worries that they may still pose entrapment and drowning dangers to swimmers. The drain covers were supposed to meet the new standards established by the federal government in 2008, which are supposed to prevent a person from getting suctioned into the drain. Unfortunately, many of the drains have ...
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  • CPSC and HSC Report 172 Child Drownings and Over 180 Nonfatal Swimming Accidents in US Pools and Spas Since Memorial Day Weekend

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Home Safety Council want to remind parents and guardians that just because summer is over doesn’t mean that they should be less vigilant when it comes to letting their children swim in pools and spas. Swimming pool accidents continue to be a leading cause of child injuries and deaths. Since Memorial Day weekend, there have been 172drownings and over ...
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  • CPSC: Almost 300 US Children Under Age 5 Drown in Pools and Spas Each Year

    With summer fast approaching, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has revealed its latest figures on child drowning injuries and deaths in pools and spas. According to the CPSC, almost 300 children under age 5 drown in spas and pools annually, while 3,000 young kids sustain injuries that require emergency medical attention. Also: 2/3rds of the victims killed or injured in pools and spas are ...
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