While #summer is winding down, the topic of #pool safety is always timely. Take a look at this report from the #Consumer Products Safety Commission, via @NBC4ITeam & @safekids (#Safe Kids Worldwide). Please share!
CPSC Says 1 in 10 Kids That Drown Got Through #Pool Fence
Kevin Dillard tore his home pool to pieces after his 2-year-old neighbor crawled through a small hole in his fence and drowned in his pool. More than 280 kids drown in #pools every year in the U.S. While most of these occur when an adult loses track of a kid at the pool, 1 in 10 occurs when a child figures out how to get through a pool fence. #Drowning is the leading cause of death in kids under the age of 4 and 87% of child drownings happen in residential pools. Adults, even those who do not have kids, should secure their home pools and make it impossible for kids to sneak in and potentially drown.