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Limit hazards of pool drains
The Miami Herald
Many children, particularly in Florida, have died, lost limbs or been disemboweled when they were trapped by the powerful suction of a pool's or spa's drain.
Florida used to lead the nation in pool safety but its
rules have fallen behind; they don't meet federal standards signed into
law by President Bush in December.
The Pool Safety Consortium, poolsafetyconsortium.org, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, cpsc.gov, offer advice and information on products that reduce the risk of entrapment.