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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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February 2, 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 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 grants in Fiscal Year 2015 (which ends on September 30) to reduce deaths and injuries from drowning […]

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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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