News & Media Resources
CPSC is leading a national effort involving state and local governments, national drowning prevention, water safety and children’s safety groups, and industry leaders to make drowning and entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority.
Every year, thousands of American families experience drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments—most of which are preventable if the public and pool and spa operators were to adopt safe water practices.
From press releases on the newest CPSC research to testimony before Congress on the enactment of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act, the News & Media Resources Section provides everything the news media, the public, our partner organizations and industry professionals need to know about pool and spa safety.
Latest Press Releases
- November 5th, 2012
Pool Safely Campaign Announces Partnerships Continuing Through Summer 2013
- September 27th, 2012
In Home Danger: CPSC Warns of Children Drowning in Bathtubs, Bath Seats and Buckets
Pool Safety in the News
- March 22nd, 2013 From: Parents Magazine
137 Children Died in Pools and Spas in Summer 2012
- March 22nd, 2013 From: Detroit Free Press
Inez M. Tenenbaum: Michigan ranks fourth in nation in summer pool drownings; danger doesn’t end with season
Learn about the Pool Safely campaign events scheduled around the country by CPSC and its public and private partners.
- Pool Safely Day Events Nationwide – from July 22 to July 29, 2012
July 29, 2012
- International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo
October 30, 2011
Tools & ResourcesView all Tools & Resources
Pool Safety Data Reports
- Submersions Related to Non-Pool and Non-Spa, 2012 Report
This report contains information on non-pool product related submersion incidents of children under 5 years of age.
- Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 1999-2011
This memorandum characterizes information on circulation entrapment incidents associated with pools, spas and whirlpool tubs that were reported to the CPSC staff.
Contact Pool Safely and CPSCThe Pool Safely Media Center is a one-stop shop for the latest information on a broad range of pool and spa safety issues and policies relevant to the public, industry professionals and state and local officials.