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Federal Law Requires Public Pools To Update Drain Systems

The Salt Lake Tribune reports, “A federal law requires public pools and spas, including at apartment complexes, condos, hotels and schools, to install anti-entrapment drain systems and special grates to prevent fingers, jewelry, hair and bodies from being trapped.” While, “The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act became effective in December…seasonal pools don’t have to comply until they reopen.”

CPSC says nearly 80 percent of drownings occur in residential settings. The AP reports, “Before opening that backyard pool, parents should beware that more young children suffer from submersion injuries or deaths in residential pools than they do in public ones.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a study that “focused on submersion injuries and deaths from pool and spa incidents in children under age 5.” The results were that “nearly 80 percent of the drownings in 2004 to 2006 occurred in residential settings, such as at the child’s own home or a family member’s or neighbor’s house.”

From the American Association for Justice news release.

Bob Kraft

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