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CPSC Acting Commissioner Nancy Nord Warns Of Hazards Behind Pool And Spa Drains

(CBS) Parents don't think they are dangerous. But spa and pool drains are serious hazards for children. Wednesday morning, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will release a list of hidden hazards at home, and pool and spa drains are one of them.
CPSC Acting Commissioner Nancy Nord addressed this issue on Wednesday's The Early Show.

On Saturday, a 6-year-old boy from Greenwich, Conn., drowned in his family's backyard pool after his arm got caught in the intake valve. Although the boy was described as a strong swimmer, he was unable to escape from being trapped in his family's pool.
Everything from feet, hands and even hair can get caught in a drain and trap kids, and even adults, underwater. Continued...


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