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Water Safety USA Launches: Organizations Come Together to Decrease National Drowning

April 12, 2016 – Water Safety USA, recently established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention, aims to empower people with resources, information and tools to more safely enjoy and benefit … Continue reading

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CPSC and Walmart Announce Pool Safely Partnership To Help Families Be Safer In and Around Pools and Spas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign and global retailer Walmart announced today a partnership focused on addressing a serious public safety crisis: child drownings. CPSC and Walmart will collaborate to promote the Pool … Continue reading

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CPSC Awards Five Pool Safely Grants to Combat Pool and Spa Drownings and Drain Entrapments

December 11, 2015 – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot F. Kaye and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today the awardees of a first-of-its-kind grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings and drain entrapments. Five … Continue reading

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CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Weekend

WASHINGTON – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and residential pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign is urging parents and children to follow 10 steps to stay safer when … Continue reading

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CPSC, Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Water Safety Community Join Forces to Urge All Families to Pool Safely

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New statistics released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show that fatal and non-fatal child drownings in pools and spas continue to pose a public health and safety challenge across the United States.  CPSC Chairman Elliot … Continue reading

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CPSC Encourages State and Local Governments To Apply for Pool Safely Grants To Combat Drownings and Drain Entrapments

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a 90-day solicitation for grant applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) for both state and local governments.  CPSC expects to award $1 million in 1-year … Continue reading

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CPSC Encourages State and Local Governments To Apply for Pool Safely Grants To Combat Drownings and Drain Entrapments

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing today a solicitation for grant applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) for both state and local governments.  CPSC expects to award $1 million in grants in … Continue reading

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Pool Safely Campaign Announces Partnerships Continuing Through 2015 Swim Season

WASHINGTON – Pool Safely, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) national public education campaign to save lives in pools and spas, today announced that it has renewed agreements with prominent national Campaign Safety Partners (CSPs) to support its mission … Continue reading

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End of Summer Snapshot: At Least 174 Child Drownings This Summer in Swimming Pools and Spas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014, at least 174 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation. Of the 174 … Continue reading

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A Call to Action: Parents and Children Need to Learn to Swim and ‘Pool Safely’ during the July 4th Holiday

On average, 26 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th WASHINGTON – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and private pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool … Continue reading

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CPSC Calls for All Children to Learn to Swim in 2014, All Families to Take the Pool Safely Pledge (English)

Latest data shows drowning remains leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – New reports released today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reveals that nearly 400 pool and spa drownings occur each year in the … Continue reading

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Tragic Tally: More Than 200 Reported Child Drownings In Pools and Spas This Summer

In Spanish WASHINGTON, DC – From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013, at least 202 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa in the United States, according to media reports compiled by … Continue reading

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A Call to Action: Parents and Children Need to ‘Pool Safely’ in Pools and Spas over the July 4th Holiday

26 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th, on average WASHINGTON, D.C. – In anticipation of the thousands of gatherings around public and private pools over the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety … Continue reading

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A Call to Action From CPSC: Teach All Children How To Swim and Put a Fence Around All Pools

CPSC data show most child drownings occur in backyard pools; no entrapment deaths since 2008   WASHINGTON –A new report out today from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  (CPSC)  reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent … Continue reading

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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. Press … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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