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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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May 26, 2011

Chairman Tenenbaum Memorial Day 2011 Pool Safely Press Event

Speech by Chairman Inez Tenenbaum on May 26, 2011

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May 26, 2011

CPSC, U.S Olympian Hold Pool Safely Press Event to Release New Drowning and Entrapment Stats

Washington, DC – As Memorial Day weekend approaches, 55 drowning and 63 near-drowning incidents in 29 states and territories have already been reported by the media in the first five months of 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks off the summer swimming season and the second year of its Pool Safely: […]

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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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