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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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November 5, 2012

Pool Safely Campaign Announces Partnerships Continuing Through Summer 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government’s public education and information campaign to promote pool and spa safety — Pool Safely — today announced it has established agreements with prominent national Campaign Safety Partners (CSP) through the 2013 swim season.

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September 27, 2012

In Home Danger: CPSC Warns of Children Drowning in Bathtubs, Bath Seats and Buckets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The danger of drowning for young children is ever present in and around the home. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 years-old and it takes only a few inches of water for a young child to drown. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to look for and protect against drowning risks inside and around their homes.

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September 17, 2012

137 Children Died in Pools and Spas in Summer 2012

137 Children Died in Pools and Spas in Summer 2012 September 17, 2012, source: Parents Magazine

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September 13, 2012

Nearly 140 Tragic Child Drownings In Pools and Spas Reported By Media In Summer 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to information compiled from media reports and released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign, 137 children younger than 15 years drowned in a pool or spa during the traditional summer season of Memorial Day to Labor Day this year. An additional 168 children of that […]

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