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The CPSC recently announced its campaign, Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives. The television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) highlight various water and safety steps that can be taken to save a life.

There were 37 drownings and 38 near-drowning incidents in the first few months of 2011.

The Pool Safely campaign is the federal government’s first-of-its kind national public education effort to reduce child drownings and near-drownings in swimming pools and spas.

“As the summer swimming season approaches, our message to parents and caregivers is simple: stay safe in and around pools and spas by practicing as many safety steps as possible. This includes staying close to children at all times, knowing water safety skills like CPR, and ensuring anti-entrapment drain covers are installed in all pools and spas,” said Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman of the CPSC.

Learn more about the campaign’s water safety steps here (pdf).

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