As Summer Heats Up and Kids Flock to Pools and Spas, a New Product Invented for Surfing Provides Pool and Spa Safety
ANAHEIM, CA – July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids and water can be a dangerous mix, and spas are a common cause of summer drowning events. Safety spa covers are required to have locks to protect children aged 0-5; because they are only for small children, spa cover manufacturers use small plastic buckles that lock with a small plastic key that are sewn to the spa cover. The plastic locking buckles are easily broken and standard webbing straps are easily cut. In contrast, Steelcore’s new, patented security spa straps available at www.steelcore.net/spa make spas childproof for any age and prevent any unwanted access by children or adults.
“I originally invented Steelcore security tie-downs to protect surfboards from theft,” said Sam Kennedy, owner of Lockdown Co. “However, I was pleased to discover that Steelcore could play a much more important role – protecting kids and others from accidental drowning. Homes, resorts, and rental units with spas are now one of our biggest markets. Steelcore straps give many spa owners piece of mind.”
*(Photo Caption: Steelcore’s spa safety and security straps.)
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among children 14 and under. The majority of accidental drowning incidents among children 1 to 4 years old occur in residential pools, spas, and hot tubs. Consequently, most cities and municipalities require locked covers for spas and hot tubs that are not fenced and gated.
Steelcore Security Spa Cover Straps are not only affordable but tougher and more durable than standard spa cover locks. Steelcore’s special steel-encased webbing material is cut-resistant, and the aircraft aluminum buckles with stainless steel locks make them practically impregnable without a key. They are the only spa and hot tub cover locks that denies access to unwanted adults and keeps out children of all ages. The locking system far outlasts standard spa cover plastic locking buckles that become brittle with continued exposure to normal weather conditions.
Setting up a Steelcore security strap takes just a few minutes; the device attaches to the spa with the included hardware. When a standard spa covers buckle breaks, it is far easier, faster, and less expensive to replace it with a Steelcore strap rather than removing and fixing the existing plastic buckle.
Additional uses for Steelcore security tie down straps are securing and locking any load to a vehicle rack or boat. There are many other uses for the outdoors construction and travel as well.
Steelcore security tie-downs are manufactured by Lockdown Co., based in Anaheim, California. For more information about Steelcore, visit www.steelcore.net
News issued by: Lockdown Co.
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Original Story ID: (1857) :: 2006-07-0728-001
Original Keywords: Lockdown Co., company, Steelcore, pool and spa safety, lockdown straps, surfing, kids, child safe, swimming accidents, drowning, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Sam Kennedy, security tie-downs Lockdown Co.