Choking, Drowning, Suffocation, and Strangulation


  • Never leave children alone near water, including bathtubs, buckets, swimming pools, rivers, and the ocean. Learn and practice First Aid and CPR.
  • Use child-proof fencing around all swimming pools and hot-tubs.
  • Avoid toys for children under 3 years of age that are smaller than 2 inches long and 1 inche wide. Toys for young children should never have small or removable parts that could be choked on.
  • Avoid window blinds with looped cords, which may cause strangulation if not stored out of children’s reach.  Keep plastic bags and drawstring cords away from children.