Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Toy Splash, a retailer of water products including tubes, games, and pool rafts, has released a safety infographic titled, The Brave Art of Tubing the River, with 10 tips geared toward river tubing novices. Various tips are placed throughout the illustrated graphic, and cover the importance of becoming familiar with local rules, which can depend heavily on the type of river. Also highlighted is the five-class river rating system, which starts at one for beginners and rises sequentially with skill level.
Other important safety points include wearing life jackets, traveling with a group, and staying on top of weather conditions. Also stressed, is the need to stay hydrated and have sufficient quantities of water readily available. Wearing foot protection, to prevent injuries caused by rocks, and applying sunscreen are also mentioned on the list.
Mark Heitz, President of Toy Splash, said, “With an extensive range of water products featured on our site, we feel it is important to highlight ways people can stay safe while still being adventurous. Most unfortunate accidents on the water and on rivers in particular can be avoided. Our business is built around products for recreational fun, and we want to make sure our customers use them safely.”
While beach toys like pails and shovels, bats and balls, and water guns are often used in one place, traveling down a river is an experience of constant motion. The most frequent causes of death in rivers are drowning without a life jacket, dulled reflexes brought on by drinking alcohol, and obstacles such as dams. Hats or visors, and sunglasses, are important for seeing what is ahead. Becoming familiar with the river before setting out can also maximize safety, as will following the tips laid out in the Toy Splash infographic.
About Toy Splash
Toy Splash is a leader in entertaining and affordable pool floats, toys, rafts, and safety products for adults and children. Most orders are shipped from the company’s warehouse within 24 hours of purchase. Assistance is available by phone or live chat, while additional information on having fun while staying safe, including articles, videos, and graphics, is provided on the company website.