WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicates that the number of reported fatal child drowning incidents in swimming pools involving children younger than five—the most vulnerable population—has not increased significantly from last year’s reports.
As part of our commitment to water safety education, we are proud to partner with Pool Safely, a national drowning prevention campaign aimed at ending fatal and nonfatal child drownings and entrapments. Have You taken The Pool Safely Pledge?
Improper or poorly fitted drain covers can cause entrapment that entangle hair or hold a body under water. Children and adults have been injured and even killed by broken or improperly installed swimming pool drain covers.