This Time of Year Beautiful Weather and Drownings

It is that time of year when we
get outside more often and we start hearing of drowning’s….babies, children AND
adults.  Below are a few things to be
aware of….watch for more information on Water Safety during this next week.

 

What are the major risk
factors?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), identifies some
significant factors related to unintentional drowning risks, including:

 

Lack of barriers
and supervision.

Children
under one year most often drown in bathtubs, buckets, or toilets.

Children
ages one to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.

Most young children who drowned in
pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes,
and were in the care of one or both parents at the time.

Barriers,
such as pool fencing, can help prevent children from gaining access to the pool
area without caregivers’ awareness.

 

Age and recreation in natural water settings (such as lakes, rivers, or
the ocean
).

The
percent of drownings in natural water settings increases with age. Most
drownings in those over 15 years of age occur in natural water settings.

 

Seizure disorders.

For
persons with seizure disorders, drowning is the most common cause of
unintentional injury death, with the bathtub as the site of highest drowning
risk.

 

Alcohol use.

Alcohol use is involved in up to half of adolescent
and adult deaths associated with water recreation and about one in five reported
boating fatalities. Alcohol influences balance, coordination, and judgment, and
its effects are heightened by sun exposure and heat.

 

Call
Arizona Childproofers to get more information on Pool Safety, Pool Barriers and
In-home Safety.  480-63407366

Burned Toddler Crawled On Oven Door

Burned Toddler Crawled On Oven Door

A 3-year-old boy with severe burns was recovering at home Sunday night. He was airlifted to a local hospital early Sunday afternoon after he crawled onto the open door of a hot oven, authorities said. Read the rest of this entry »

Anchor Furniture and Televisions..It is a MUST!!!!

Toddler critical after TV fell on her

3TV and azfamily.com Staff PHOENIX — A Phoenix 3-year-old is fighting for her life after a television set fell on her. Read the rest of this entry »

Check your TV’s and Furniture

The Tipping Point: CPSC Urges Parents to Inspect and Secure TVs, Furniture, and Appliances to Prevent Tip-Over Deaths and Injuries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For young children, the home is a playground, and while many parents childproof to ensure that their home is a safe place, some may not be aware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room. Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents once again to take simple, low-cost steps to prevent deaths and injuries associated with furniture, TV, and appliance tip-overs. Read the rest of this entry »

Gate Recalls

Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards Due to Fall Hazard Read the rest of this entry »

Recalls in the News

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1. Dorel Juvenile Group Expands Recall of Safety 1st Stair Gates Due to Fall Hazard: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09300.html

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6-mo-old critical after slipping underwater in bathtub

6-mo-old critical after slipping underwater in bathtub

More Phoenix Local News

03:12 PM Mountain Standard Time on Monday, August 10, 2009

Alicia E. Barrón PHOENIX – A 6-month-old is in critical condition after slipping underwater in a bathtub on Monday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona Childproofers in the Media

Furniture Tipping
Accidents on the Rise

Updated: Sunday, 05 Jul 2009, 10:43 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 05 Jul 2009, 10:43 PM MDT

It’s something every parent and consumer should know about. Furniture tipping accidents are becoming more and more common, and here’s how to childproof your home so that no one gets hurt — and also keep your things from getting damaged.

Watch the video in the following link for details.

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/only_on_fox/furniture_tipping_accidents_07_05_2009

FOX 10’s Keith Yaskin, reporting.

Child Safety a Must at Family Events

Toddlers from Peoria, Goodyear pulled from pools

Two toddlers were transported to local hospitals Sunday after being pulled from pools. Read the rest of this entry »

Toddler nearly drowns in Surprise pool

A Surprise child is in stable condition after a near-drowning Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to the 18-month-old’s home in the 15500 block of West Ventura Street at about 6 p.m. after the girl’s mother noticed her daughter floating facedown in the family’s pool, said Kevin Pool, assistant fire chief in Surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

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