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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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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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