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CPSC to write guidelines for swimming pool light bulbs, and spa and hot tub safety

CPSC to write guidelines for swimming pool light bulbs, and spa and hot tub safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will develop safety guidelines for retrofitting older swimming pools and spas to eliminate potential entrapment hazards, according to Ann Brown, CPSC chairman.

Brown made the announcement following a meeting yesterday at CPSC headquarters in Bethesda with more than 70 state and local authorities, pool and spa industry representatives, and pool and spa owners, operators and inspectors. Brown emphasized the need for guidelines to help industry, health officials, inspectors and maintenance personnel prevent deaths and injuries in spas and pools.

"These guidelines will provide information about how to modify and maintain older pools and spas to eliminate potential entrapment hazards," Brown said. "This information could save lives. The people who were at the meeting will provide us invaluable help in making sure that this information gets to where it will do the most good -- into the hands of those who own, operate, maintain and inspect pools and spas."

For years, CPSC has helped set voluntary standards for new pools and spas. The guidelines would be for older pools and spas.

Since 1980, CPSC knows of 18 incidents, including five deaths, involving children between the ages of two and 14 who were injured or died due to body part entrapment involving the drain of a swimming pool, wading pool or spa. In addition, a 16-year-old New Jersey girl died last May in a spa when she was held underwater by suction from one of the spa's pumps.

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