Between Memorial Day and Labor Day more than 200 children younger than 15 have drown in pools and spas. This year, unfortunately, has seen no difference.
The 2010 Pool Safely Summer Snapshot on Pool Safety in the U.S. indicates that 172 children younger than 15 have drowned since Memorial Day weekend. Additionally there have been more than 180 non-fatal incidents involving children in pools and spas, according to media reports gathered nationwide.
View the 2010 Summer Snapshot which is included in the CPSC News Release.
Far too many families have been affected by child drowning this summer. We are calling on the public to Pool Safely and keep kids safe while in the water, said Inez Tenenbaum, CPSC Chairman.
For more information visit www.PoolSafely.com where you can find an educational video and online activities to help parents teach children about dangers spots in and around pools and spas.