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More children drowning

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National figures show more children drowning.

by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline WattleRangeNow

National figures just released show that the number of children drowning has increased with 31 children under 5 drowned last year, mostly in back yard pools.  Spokesperson for the Royal Life Saving Club said that  fences and gates are not enough, diligence is still necessary. With summer approaching all parents and carers are urged to take care with children around water.

During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries and illnesses.

“It’s the hazards you don’t see until it’s too late that can be very dangerous for young children so we are urging parents and carers to find the hidden dangers in their homes and remove them,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

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