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Pool safety tips from Nicki Flemming of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 14:55:29-04

As many families hit the pool and beaches for the summer there is a concern for children drowning in the water. The latest Consumer Product Safety Commission report shows a steady rise in fatal child drownings.

Monday morning Nicki Flemming from the CPSC joined 23ABC to talk about pool safety.

"Supervision is critical. Never leave your child alone around any body of water. That goes not only for pools and spas but even in the home. A bucket of water, bathtub, other drowning sources. Install a 4-foot fence around the pool with a self-latching, self-closing gate, and make sure it closes each and every time you use it. A door alarm so you can be alerted if a child exits the home and might be on their way to the water. And also, a pool alarm and even a fence alarm."

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children 1 to 4 years old according to