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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September 8, 2011

CPSC Warns of Drowning Dangers in Bathtubs, Bath Seats and Buckets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The danger of drowning for young children is a real one, all year long. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4. With Labor Day representing the traditional end of the pool season, parents and caregivers need to know that drowning risks inside the home are […]

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June 28, 2011

CPSC Releases Snapshot of 2011 Summer Swimming Season

PHOENIX – As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 summer snapshot of the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents across America. Since Memorial Day, there have been 48 drownings and 75 near-drowning incidents in 35 states and […]

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May 26, 2011

Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings

Washington, DC – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with eight manufacturers, today announced a voluntary recall of pool and spa drain covers. The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water through the cover, which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers. CPSC press release

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