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March 18, 2011

Government Investigation Raises Concerns About Pool and Spa Drain Cover Testing and Entrapment Risks

Washington, DC – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is conducting an investigation into the safety of pool and spa drain covers and the adequacy of testing procedures used to determine the flow rating of these covers. The investigation has revealed that the testing protocols used by some laboratories may have been improper and, […]

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November 5, 2010

CPSC Pool Safely Campaign Partners with Industry on Education and Outreach

Las Vegas – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today announced a strategic partnership with the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) for the agency’s Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives public safety campaign. Announced at the International Pool, Spa, & Patio Expo in Las Vegas, the partnership includes APSP working with CPSC […]

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September 30, 2010

Communities Celebrate Pool Safely Day Across America

St. Paul—Nearly 400 child drownings and near-tragedies* nationwide have been reported by the media since Memorial Day weekend, leading the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to bring its Pool Safely campaign to Minnesota. The campaign is teaming up with Senator Amy Klobuchar (the leading advocate in the United States Senate of a lifesaving pool […]

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September 4, 2010

The 2010 Pool Safely Summer Snapshot

Summer Snapshot polaroid image“Back to school does not mean the end of the swimming season. Many children in warm weather states have fun in the water all year,” said Inez Tenenbaum, CPSC Chairman. “Far too many families have been impacted by child drownings this summer. We are calling on the public to Pool Safely this holiday weekend and keep kids safe in the water.”

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July 23, 2010

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Pool Safely Kids Education Press Event

Link to July 23, 2010 CPSC press release from Houston, Texas: Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Pool Safely Kids Education Press Event

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July 23, 2010

CPSC Announces Pool and Spa Safety Education Effort

Houston—Halfway through the summer swimming season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has seen news reports of more than 210 child drowning and non-fatal submersion incidents in pools and spas around the country since Memorial Day Weekend.

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July 1, 2010

New Pool and Spa Messages Available in Advance of July 4th Holiday

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) debuts a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about its Pool Safely campaign (www.poolsafely.gov), illustrating how simple steps saves lives at pools and spas.

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May 24, 2010

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Presents Pool Safely Campaign in Florida

CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum announces the Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign in Florida.

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May 24, 2010

CPSC Launches National Campaign to Change the Way People Think and Act about Pool and Spa Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks-off the Pool Safely campaign (www.poolsafely.gov), a first-of-its-kind national public education effort to reduce child drownings and non-fatal submersions, and entrapments in swimming pools and spas. Read Press Release

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May 10, 2010

CPSC Announces State Grants On Pool and Spa Safety Now Available

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act‘s (P&SS Act) State Grant program is now accepting applications for funding from eligible states. Read the Press Release

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