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April 21, 2011

Chairman Inez Tenenbaum National Drowning Prevention Symposium

Speech by Chairman Inez Tenenbaum on April 14, 2011 View Chairman Tenenbaum’s speech in Colorado Springs: Part 1 Part 2

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April 21, 2011

75 Drownings and Near-Drownings in 15 Weeks; Pool Safely PSAs Urge Parents to Watch Children At All Times Around Pools and Spas This Summer

Washington, DC – With the summer swimming season just around the corner, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) highlighting various water safety steps that can be taken to save a life. In the first few months […]

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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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