Window Fall Prevention

Window falls account for serious injuries among children, especially under the age of seven. According to Seattle Children’s Hospital, most children who fall through windows fall through a screen that was properly installed.

Please remember these safety tips to keep kids safe.

  • Screens do not offer protection from falling. They are meant to keep bugs out, not children in.
  • Keep furniture and things kids can climb on away from the window.
  • Always supervise children, especially around open windows. If at all possible, keep them closed and locked.
  • Do not install permanent window locks that cannot be opened, as it impedes on your access to an escape route during an emergency.

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