Chapter 8.28
CONDITIONS DANGEROUS TO CHILDREN*

Sections:

8.28.010    Fencing of swimming pools.

8.28.020    Abandoning, discarding refrigerator equipment.

*    For statutory provisions on abandoned refrigeration equipment, see Chapter 9.03 RCW.

8.28.010 Fencing of swimming pools.

All outdoor swimming pools heretofore or hereafter constructed or which may presently be under construction shall be enclosed by a fence of sufficient strength and design to resist the penetration of children, difficult to climb, and not less than five feet in height. A residence or other outbuilding on the premises may be a part of the fence. Any doors or gates in the fence, other than doors in buildings, shall be of the self-closing and self-latching type, with the opening device operable only from the inside. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1005 § 1, 1981; Ord. 586 § 11.11, 1970).

8.28.020 Abandoning, discarding refrigerator equipment.

A.    Any person who discards or abandons or leaves in any place accessible to children any refrigerator, ice box, deep freeze locker or other enclosure having the capacity of one and one-half cubic feet or more, which is no longer in use and which has not had the door removed or a portion of the lock mechanism removed to prevent latching or locking of the door, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

B.    Any owner, lessor, lessee or manager who knowingly permits such unused refrigerator, ice box, deep freeze locker or other enclosure to remain on the premises under his control without having the door removed or a portion of the latch mechanism removed to prevent latching or locking of the door is guilty of a misdemeanor.

C.    Any person who keeps or stores refrigerators, ice boxes, or deep freeze lockers for the purpose of selling or offering them for sale is not guilty of a violation of this section if he takes reasonable precautions to effectively secure the door of any refrigeration, ice box, or deep freeze locker held for the purpose of sale so as to prevent entrance of any child or children small enough to fill into such articles. (Ord. 586 § 11.12, 1970).