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Pool/Hot Tub Safety Paramount in Small Child Protection

Posted on July 2nd, 2010 No Comments

According to News4Jax, drowning is the number one cause of death for small children in Florida. News4JAX reports that we often overlook the risk of hot tubs.

"The death of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham's 2-year-old son,
who was found floating in the family's backyard hot tub Tuesday
afternoon, has prompted many parents to rethink how they keep their
children safe around pools and hot tubs," writes News 4.

Hot tubs are a double danger. Not only can children drown in hot tubs, but the temperature is too hot for them. Cynthis Dennis from Safe Kids of Northeast Florida says that a hot tub is typically 104 degrees, which is too hot for small children, whose bodies warm up between 3 and 5 times quicker than the average adult.

News 4 reports that Dennis reccommends, "multiple layers of protection." From placing the hot tub controls high enough that your child cannot reach them, to placing a high fence (at least four feet) around both your pool and hot tub, one can never be too safe. 

If your child has suffered from a pool injury, contact the Jacksonville Pool Injury Lawyers at The Law Offices of Donald Guthrie by dialing 904-296-1088.

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