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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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July 20, 2012

Midsummer Drowning Checkup: 90 Child Drownings Nationwide since Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New information released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign, shows that 90 children younger than 15 were reported to have drowned in swimming pools since Memorial Day.

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June 29, 2012

CPSC Chairman: Past July 4th Drownings Serve as a Warning this Independence Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Independence Day holiday approaches and families enjoy time together in pools across the country, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is sharing some sobering statistics on the number of drownings during previous July 4th holidays. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum is reminding parents and caregivers to pool safely during upcoming […]

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May 24, 2012

New CPSC Data Show Child Drownings In Pools and Spas Still A Leading Cause of Death

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) kicked off the summer swimming season and the third year of the Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign. This year, Pool Safely’s focus is on populations most at risk of drowning, including children younger than 5 years old who represent nearly 75 percent […]

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May 10, 2012

Reported Death, Severe Neck Injuries Prompt Recall of Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides Sold by Walmart and Toys R Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. and Toys R Us Inc., of Wayne, NJ are announcing the recall of about 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides. During use, the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the […]

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November 1, 2011

Pool Safely’s 3rd Year at the Pool and Spa Expo

LAS VEGAS, NV – Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives, Consumer Product Safety Commission’s award-winning information and education campaign, returns to the International Pool and Spa Expo in Las Vegas on Nov 2. The campaign supports long-term safety changes and compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act or VGB Act. CPSC […]

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