The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers people tips about how to stay safe.
Pool safetyDrowning remains the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause among children ages 5-14.
Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa. Keep them away from drains.Learn how to swim, and teach your child how to swim.Ensure pools and spas have drain covers that comply with federal safety standards.Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults.Grill safetyAn average of 10,200 home fires per year involve grills, hibachis or barbecues.
Visually inspect hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks before lighting.Clean grease trap to reduce the risk of flare-ups and grease fires.Use grills outside only, in a well-ventilated area.Never leave a grill unattended. Keep children away from the grill area.Clean with aluminum foil or nylon brushes to prevent wire strands getting into food.Riding safetyEach year, thousands of ATV, bicycle, e-scooter and skateboard riders die or experience life-altering injuries.
Wear a compliant helmet. Wear elbow and knee pads when riding scooters and skateboards. Wear eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when riding ATVs and ROVs.Ride bicycles in the direction of traffic, obey traffic signs and signals and stay alert.Do not drive ATVs or ROVs on paved surfaces. Use age-appropriate vehicles. General safetyCheck for hot playground equipment surfaces before allowing children to play.Dress properly when mowing the lawn in substantial shoes, long pants and fitted clothes. Keep children away from mowing areas.Spike beach umbrella poles into the sand 2 feet deep and tilt it into the wind to avoid it blowing away and injuring someone.