Kids Can't Fly: Window Fall Safety and Prevention Tips
Every year in America:
* 15-20 children under the age of 11 die from window falls.
* 15,000 children are injured as a result of window falls.
Protect your child from window falls.
Lock all unopened windows.
Open windows from the top down if possible.
Keep toys and climbable furniture such as beds and sofas away from windows.
Install window stops to prevent windows from opening more than 4 inches.
Don't rely on window screens to protect your child: screens are designed to keep bugs out, not children in.
Install window guards with a quick-release feature for emergencies: Window guards are metal bars installed in the bottom half of windows and spaced 4 inches or less apart. They are designed to withstand up to 150 lbs of pressure and should be used on windows 12 ft or higher off the ground.
Plant shrubs or place other soft materials outside under windows to cushion potential falls.