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Hidden Dangers Of Pool Drains
CPSC Acting Commissioner Nancy Nord Warns Of Hazards Behind Pool And Spa Drains
(CBS) Parents don't think they are dangerous. But spa
and pool drains are serious hazards for children. Wednesday morning, the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will release a list of hidden
hazards at home, and pool and spa drains are one of them.
On Saturday, a 6-year-old boy from Greenwich, Conn.,
drowned in his family's backyard pool after his arm got caught in the
intake valve. Although the boy was described as a strong swimmer, he was
unable to escape from being trapped in his family's pool.