According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 137 children younger than 15 years old drowned in pools or spas between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Additionally, 168 children required emergency response following incidents in pools or spas. Data was compiled from media reports and the numbers are consistent with CPSC’s annual reports, which indicate that young children and toddlers are especially vulnerable to drowning. Approximately 100 of the 137 children who drowned were younger than 5. Texas saw the most child drownings (17), followed by California (10), Ohio (9), Arizona (8) and Michigan (8). “These figures are a strong indication that child drownings are a serious public health problem,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “We are losing too many children to drowning. ... ”