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Saturday, January 10

Virginia Graeme Baker Safety Act Announcement Pending for Residential Portable Hot Tubs

I just received notification from APSP the CPSC is prepared to release their guidelines regarding the effect of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act on residential portable Hot Tubs and Spas. See the release below:

"Over the winter holiday, APSP was in constant communication with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in an effort to learn when the agency would release the VGB Act guidelines for portable residential hot tubs. As of January 5, CPSC Compliance support staff indicated that FAQ’s (guideline direction) for portable hot tubs have been written and the document is awaiting final approval. CPSC expects to post the approved FAQs on their website soon. APSP believes that the CPSC is in a position to release its guidance document now that the agency on December 24 announced its position on the CPSIA--Lead in toys (Consumer Product Safety Information Act (not related to portable hot tubs)."

Source: Industry Currents - ASPS

We have all been waiting to see how this will effect the consumer and our industry. I'll let you know as soon as I have more information. Hopefully, this will end much of the speculation within our industry.

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