AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently unveiled a report shedding light on the alarming rate of child drownings.
Nikki Fleming, CPSC’s spokesperson, stated, “The latest statistics reveal a worrisome trend of high drowning rates among children aged 15 and below.”
Each year, close to 400 children under the age of 15 tragically lose their lives to drowning. Strikingly, the youngest, aged five and below, constitute about 75% of these incidents, making them the most vulnerable group,” Fleming added.
The annual report disclosed that a staggering 80% of reported fatal child drownings happen in residential environments such as home pools or pools at a relative’s, friend’s, or neighbor’s residence.
A striking 91% of these tragic incidents involved children who are less than five years old.
Fleming insisted, “These drownings are not inevitable. You can take simple preventive measures to ensure your child’s safety throughout the year.”
As part of these preventive measures, the CPSC strongly recommends parents to assign a water watcher while children are in or around a pool.
Fleming detailed, “This individual should remain free from distractions like reading or cell phone usage. Their singular focus should be to supervise the children in and near the water.”
The report further emphasized the importance of physical barriers around water bodies.
According to experts, additional protective layers such as a four-sided, four-foot fence are crucial. Additionally, it’s recommended to have a self-closing, self-latching gate that secures the area each time the pool is accessed or exited.
Product Liability Lawsuit Considerations
Given the alarming statistics and grave consequences associated with these drowning incidents, victims’ families might consider pursuing a product liability lawsuit, especially in cases where safety equipment or measures failed. It is crucial to engage a knowledgeable product liability attorney in such instances. They can navigate through the legal complexities, assemble crucial evidence, and represent your best interests, thus bolstering the chances of a successful outcome.
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