According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 3,443 cases of unintentional drowning deaths in the United States in 2007. That equals to at least 10 deaths per day. Of these drowning deaths, an estimated 688 were children under the age of 14– this doesn’t include the number of child near drowning incidents. It’s estimated, for every child drowning there are at least another 4 children that have experienced a near drowning.
While children under the age of 14 are more likely to suffer from a drowning death or near drowning, children ranging in age from 1 year to 4 years old are most likely to become a victim to a swimming pool. Of these young children, over 30% who fall into a pool unattended result in a drowning death. The children who suffer a near drowning are far higher. The consequences of a child surviving a near drowning situation are serious and typically result in permanent damage to their health and wellbeing. Brain damage, neurological, damage, and other severe consequences result from these near drowning events.
A large contributor to child drowning deaths and near drowning are the result of lack of proper supervision and child pool alarm systems. Child drowning deaths and near drowning situations most often occur right in the backyard. Often, homes lack a proper fence or barrier to keep young children from pools. Young children often enter pools out of curiosity or while trying to retrieve a toy left in the pool. Even with fences and barriers in place, a small child is capable of entering the pool through an open gate or by climbing over the fence or barrier.
Many young children find themselves in a dire situation due to the lack of proper supervision. Even if the person responsible for watching the child turns their back for a second, all too quickly that child can fall into a pool unnoticed. Many young children wander from the house through open doors or pet doors while a parent or guardian has become distracted, allowing the child to easily slip out to the pool. As a result, these devastating child drowning and near drowning situations occur.
The Child Guard System
What many parents and caregivers are unaware of is that there are simple and inexpensive child pool alarm systems that can alert parents of these situations. The Child Guard system is a revolutionary device that, when used properly, can reduce the number of child drowning deaths and near drowning by quickly alerting parents for help.
The Child Guard pool alarm system consists of a fun, fish-shaped adjustable wristband. The wristband is worn by the child and works with a portable base station, which emit’s a 100 decibel alarm with flashing lights when the wristband comes into contact with water. The base station and wristband posses a maximum distance allowance of 200 feet. The Child Guard system has a minimum battery life of 3 years and multiple wristbands can be operated from one base system. Since the base system is portable, the child pool alarm systems can easily prevent child drowning deaths at lakes, beaches, and other water areas.
Product distributors Dan and Norma say it’s, “the best safety device that can save your child’s life around a swimming pool or other water places.”
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