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Consumer Protection Western Australia is reminding parents and carers of young children about the potential risk of infants drowning in shallow portable pools this summer.

Portable swimming pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. To combat this risk, Royal Life Saving, ACCC and consumer affairs agencies around Australia have collaborated on a portable pool safety campaign called “Make It Safe” in the lead up to Christmas and the summer period.
As the weather heats up and Queenslanders flock to the pool or beach to cool off, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging consumers to stay safe while using common summer products and accessories.
New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox is today reminding families to be vigilant about children’s safety in and around portable pools, as we head into summer.
New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning the public about potentially dangerous spas sold by Euromax Spas, Euromax Imports, www.euromaxspas.com.au, www.euromaxdirect.com.au, Urban Boutique Pty Ltd and its directors Gerasimos Lord and Nicholas Lord.
New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres is reminding all suppliers, retailers and purchasers of portable swimming pools that new mandatory safety standards come into effect on 30 March 2014.
Portable and inflatable swimming pools will need to come with mandatory safety warnings under new national safety standards to be introduced later this month.