CPSC warns parents, caregivers to protect against drowning risks
Posted at: 09/28/2012 6:31 AM | Updated at: 09/28/2012 11:57 AM
A new report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission on in-home drownings from 2006 to 2010 found there were nearly 700 incidents involving children younger than five years old -- 434 of those children died.
The drownings took place in products such as bathtubs, bath seats, toilets and buckets.
The CPSC is warning parents and caregivers to protect against drowning risks inside and around the home and to never leave a child alone with water.
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages one to four years old.