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November 30, 2016

October Newsletter

Dear Pool and Spa Community, Last week, the Pool Safely campaign participated in the 13th annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) in Nashville. Pool Safely was part of a panel session with other members of Water Safety USA, an alliance of which CPSC is a founding member. I had an opportunity to present and share the new Pool Safely PSA, which debuted during […]

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June 30, 2016

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow a Few Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Weekend

On average, 15 children fatally drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4 WASHINGTON – With families across the country gathering at public and residential pools during this Independence Day holiday weekend, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign wants parents and children to follow a few simple steps […]

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May 24, 2016

New CPSC Report: Fatal Child Drownings in Pools Down 11 Percent Nationwide Since 2010

Despite decrease, drowning is still the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 – 4; second leading cause of death in children ages 5 – 14 years old

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April 12, 2016

Water Safety USA Launches: Organizations Come Together to Decrease National Drowning

April 12, 2016 – Water Safety USA, recently established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention, aims to empower people with resources, information and tools to more safely enjoy and benefit from our nation’s aquatic environments. Water Safety USA will work to align safety advice from […]

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February 3, 2016

CPSC and Walmart Announce Pool Safely Partnership To Help Families Be Safer In and Around Pools and Spas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign and global retailer Walmart announced today a partnership focused on addressing a serious public safety crisis: child drownings. CPSC and Walmart will collaborate to promote the Pool Safely campaign’s efforts to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings in swimming pools and spas across […]

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February 3, 2016

CPSC and Walmart Announce Pool Safely Partnership To Help Families Be Safer In and Around Pools and Spas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign and global retailer Walmart announced today a partnership focused on addressing a serious public safety crisis: child drownings. CPSC and Walmart will collaborate to promote the Pool Safely campaign’s efforts to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings in swimming pools and spas across […]

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December 11, 2015

CPSC Awards Five Pool Safely Grants to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments

December 11, 2015 – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot F. Kaye and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today the awardees of a first-of-its-kind grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings and drain entrapments. Five local governments will receive more than $780,000 in Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) funds.  This […]

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July 2, 2015

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Weekend

WASHINGTON – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and residential pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign is urging parents and children to follow 10 steps to stay safer when spending time in or near the water. According to media reports and data compiled by […]

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May 26, 2015

CPSC, Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Water Safety Community Join Forces to Urge All Families to Pool Safely

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New statistics released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that fatal and non-fatal child drownings in pools and spas continue to pose a public health and safety challenge across the United States.  CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz urged families and communities at a news conference […]

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May 21, 2015

CPSC Encourages State and Local Governments To Apply for Pool Safely Grants To Combat Drownings and Drain Entrapments

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a 90-day solicitation for grant applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) for both state and local governments.  CPSC expects to award $1 million in 1-year grants in Fiscal Year 2016 (which begins October 1, 2015) to reduce deaths and injuries […]

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