Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

CPSC Launches Pool Safety Week

poolThe government's top consumer watchdog is warning about the risks of late-summer drowning deaths. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has designated this week as "Pool Safely Week" – a reminder that there are still a lot of hot summer days left where safe swimming should be a priority.  Campaign leader Kathleen Reilly says the focus is making sure kids are supervised and know how to swim – especially the little ones.

There have already been nine child drownings this year in the state, according to the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona.  Just over 100 near-drownings have been reported statewide since January.  August has also been designated as Pool Safety Month in the city of Yuma.

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