More stories about Safety

  • VGB Grant Requirements Too Stringent for States

    As expected, no states applied for federal grant money available through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Industry Groups Spur Education Legislation

    Pool industry groups are joining together in Texas to push for new safety legislation.

  • Media Slams Industry

    The battle over terms in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, as well as two highly publicized, particularly tragic drownings, has spurred a wave of negative press.

  • Baker Law Cited in Non-Entrapment Lawsuit

    The parents of a drowned toddler have brought VGB compliance into their lawsuit against a waterpark, despite the fact that the death was not a result of entrapment

  • The VGB Effect

    The requirement to bring pools and spas into compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act became effective more than a year ago.

  • CPSC Responds to VGB Protests

    Officials at the Consumer Product Safety Commission have responded to accusations from Congress that their interpretation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act is dangerous for children.

  • Playing It Safe

    Ask Joe Jackson about his customers’ interest in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, and he’ll answer frankly.

  • Members of Congress Protest VGB

    Protests against CPSC’s interpretation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act have ratcheted up, with nine members of Congress joining the ranks.

  • VGB Public Education Campaign Launches

    A pair of U.S. Olympic medalists helped kick off the national campaign aimed at promoting pool and spa safety.

  • CPSC Vote Stirs Controversy

    Recent decisions by the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the VGB Act have garnered some very public disagreement