On Tuesday, April 5th the Consumer Product Safety Commission held hearings with several members of the pool undustry regarding current and future pool and spa safety measures. Below is Abbey's Hope Charitable Foundation's reaction to the hearings on April 5th.
By Gregory Korte, USA TODAY
The incidents are rare, but horrifying.
Children — and sometimes adults, even strong swimmers — can get sucked in by a pool or spa drain, trapping them underwater until they drown or, in some cases, are disemboweled.
By Laurie Ure, CNN
May 26, 2011 10:53 p.m. EDT
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent government agency
- The CPSC advises many public pools not to open, citing potentially faulty drain covers
- The CPSC has announced a recall of about 1 million pool and spa drain covers
- "We cannot risk a child becoming entrapped in a recalled drain cover," the agency head says
The Wall Street Journal
By ASHBY JONES
David Lionetti's swimming pool company failed to install a required safety device in a Connecticut family's backyard pool. That triggered the drowning of a six-year-old boy, state prosecutors argued, and led to an unusual homicide case against Mr. Lionetti, the company's president.
Debra Friedman, Staff Writer
Published 09:11 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2011
STAMFORD -- A pool company president expressed remorse Wednesday in state Superior Court as he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide stemming from the 2007 drowning death of a 6-year-old Greenwich boy.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an investigation into varying testing standards; other problems have surfaced as well.
Monday, February 7, 2011
By Patricia Callahan
Feb. 7, 2011 (McClatchy-Tribune News Service delivered by Newstex) -- CHICAGO -- Equipment meant to prevent powerful drains from causing people to drown in pools and hot tubs is being used across the country even though the products underwent flawed safety evaluations, then failed subsequent, more stringent tests, a Chicago Tribune investigation has found.