D&D Technologies Becomes Campaign Safety Leader

D&D Technologies Becomes Campaign Safety Leader

D&D Technologies and Pool Safely join forces to promote drowning prevention

Huntington Beach, California, January 18th, 2017 - D&D Technologies, inventors of the first magnetic pool safety gate latch MagnaLatch®, joins Pool Safely to advocate that simple steps around the pool saves lives.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives to improve pool and spa safety by reducing childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments. It is a national public education campaign that works with partners around the United Sates to reduce child drownings.

D&D Technologies, a drowning prevention advocate for over 25 years, joins Pool Safely on their mission to save lives.

“We are honored to become Campaign Safety Leaders,” said Jackie Barrera, Director of Marketing, North and South America, D&D Technologies. “As founding fathers of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance), joining forces with Pool Safely was a natural fit. We are looking forward to promoting pool safety alongside the Consumer Product Safety Commission and their Pool Safely Campaign.”

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children 1-4. The Pool Safely Pledge, one of the outreach tools the campaign uses to share water safety messages, promotes simple steps that save lives. The Pledge is a simple call to action for people to commit to safety steps around the water. Kids will pledge to never go in the water without an adult nearby. Adults will pledge to always watch kids in the water, to learn CPR, and ensure their pools have proper fencing and gates. Take the Pool Safely Pledge by visiting https://www.poolsafely.gov/pledge.

“Drowning is preventable,” said Jim Paterson, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, D&D Technologies. “We look forward to promoting The Pledge and simple steps that save lives.”

Download Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives (PDF)

About D&D:

D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose®* commercial grade closer & hinge, LokkLatch® gate latches, BadAss hinges and HardCore wheels. D&D's diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality. D&D products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes.

D&D Technologies is a founding father and proud member of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance).

About Pool Safely

Pool Safely, a national public education campaign supporting the requirements of Section 1407 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, works with partners around the country to reduce fatal child drownings, non-fatal drownings and entrapment incidents in swimming pools and spas. Parents, caregivers and the media are encouraged to visit: PoolSafely.gov or @PoolSafely on Twitter for vital safety information regarding the prevention of child drownings in and around pools and spas.

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products in the past 40 years.