In light of these frightening statistics, the child safety attorneys of Alonso Krangle LLP are joining the CPSC to mark “Pool Safety Day” the week of July 22nd through July 29th.
Melville, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2012
Attorneys Andres Alonso and David Krangle, founding partners of Alonso Krangle LLP, a national law firm focused on protecting the rights of children, and is a leading Child Safety and Child Product Liability law firm are reminding adults to keep swimming pool safety in mind this summer to protect all of our children from the dangers of accidental drowning. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 19, at least 90 child drownings have occurred at swimming pools throughout the U.S. since the Memorial Day. The Commission has also received reports of 105 near-drownings that involved children in swimming pools during that same period. According to the CPSC, 72 percent of the children reported to have drowned since Memorial Day were younger than 5 years old. [cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12228.html]
According to figures provided by the CPSC, Texas had the highest number of drownings (13) in this time period with California, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania each reporting five drownings. The CPSC's latest submersion report shows on average 390 pool or spa-related drownings occur each year for children younger than 15, based on statistics from 2007-2009. About 5,200 pool or spa-related emergency department-treated submersion injuries occur on average each year for children younger than 15. [cpsc.gov/library/foia/foia12/os/poolsub2012.pdf]
In light of these frightening statistics, the child safety attorneys of Alonso Krangle LLP are joining the CPSC to mark “Pool Safety Day” the week of July 22nd through July 29th. The firm is reminding parents, caregivers and pool owners everywhere to take the following precautions to ensure that our children stay safe around swimming pools this summer:
- Stay close, be alert and watch children in and around the pool. This means never leave children unattended in a pool or spa; always watch children closely around all bodies of water; teach children basic water safety tips; and keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings.
- Learn and practice water safety skills. This means every family member should know how to swim and learning to perform CPR on children and adults.
- Have appropriate equipment for your pool or spa. This include fencing, a lockable safety cover, proper drain covers to avoid entrapments, and lifesaving equipment such as life rings and a reaching pole.
The CPSC is encouraging parents, caregivers, and pool owners to visit PoolSafely.gov "http://www.poolsafely.gov" or PoolSafely on Twitter "http://twitter.com/poolsafely" for vital safety information regarding the prevention of child drownings in pools and spas.
Alonso Krangle LLP offers free legal consultations to families whose children have been injured due to the negligence of others. To discuss filing a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your child with one of the experienced and compassionate child injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A national law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and plans to open additional locations in New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.fightforvictims.com.
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