The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has partnered with Safe Kids USA and the National Drowning Prevention Alliance to create a program that will help educate children and parents on pool safety. More than 210 reports of child drownings and non-fatal submersions have been reported in pools and spas across the nation since Memorial Day of this year. “Just one incident [of drowning] is one too many,” said Inez M. Tenenbaum, Chairman of the CPSC.
The new Pool Safely education campaign is geared towards children seven years and under and utilizes videos and online tools such as games to teach safety while swimming. There are seven simple steps that parents can review with their child that could lessen the likelihood of a drowning or other pool related injury. These steps include swimming lessons, installing pool drain covers and proper fencing, as well as other preventative measures.
Phoenix child drowning accidents and pool related injuries are highly preventable. With the help of the Pool Safely program, the CSPC looks forward to educating parents and children on the importance of safety in the water so that more tragic child drowning accidents don’t occur.
The Phoenix child drowning accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. understand the importance of educating children on pool safety. If your child has been injured while swimming in a pool or spa, it’s critical that you consult with an experienced attorney to understand your rights and hold parties responsible should your child’s injuries be the result of negligence. Our Arizona swimming pool accident lawyers will give you honest answers to all your questions so that you can make the best possible decision for you and your child. Contact us today for a free consultation.