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November 12, 2014

Pool Safely Campaign Announces Partnerships Continuing Through 2015 Swim Season

WASHINGTON – Pool Safely, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) national public education campaign to save lives in pools and spas, today announced that it has renewed agreements with prominent national Campaign Safety Partners (CSPs) to support its mission through the 2015 swim season. The campaign provides information and materials for partners to distribute […]

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September 11, 2014

End of Summer Snapshot: At Least 174 Child Drownings This Summer in Swimming Pools and Spas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014, at least 174 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of the 174 reports, 112 victims were children younger than age 5. During the same period in 2013, […]

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July 3, 2014

A Call to Action: Parents and Children Need to Learn to Swim and ‘Pool Safely’ during the July 4th Holiday

On average, 26 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th WASHINGTON – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and private pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign is reminding parents and children of the steps they should take to stay […]

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May 21, 2014

CPSC Calls for All Children to Learn to Swim in 2014, All Families to Take the Pool Safely Pledge (Spanish)

Llama CPSC a que todos los niños aprendan a nadar en 2014 y todas las familias se sumen al compromiso Piscina segura, diversión asegurada Los datos más recientes muestran que el ahogamiento continúa siendo la principal causa de muerte accidental en niños de 1 a 4 años WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nuevos informes dados a conocer […]

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May 21, 2014

CPSC Calls for All Children to Learn to Swim in 2014, All Families to Take the Pool Safely Pledge (English)

Latest data shows drowning remains leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – New reports released today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that nearly 400 pool and spa drownings occur each year in the United States that involve children younger than 15 years old, with more than 75 percent […]

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September 5, 2013

Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

WASHINGTON, DC – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation.   Of those, 143 of the victims were children younger than age 5. The […]

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July 2, 2013

A Call to Action: Parents and Children Need to ‘Pool Safely’ in Pools and Spas over the July 4th Holiday

26 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th, on average WASHINGTON, D.C. – In anticipation of the thousands of gatherings around public and private pools over the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reminding parents and children alike of the steps they should take to […]

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May 22, 2013

A Call to Action From CPSC: Teach All Children How To Swim and Put a Fence Around All Pools

CPSC data show most child drownings occur in backyard pools; no entrapment deaths since 2008 WASHINGTON –A new report out today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  (CPSC)  reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries […]

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