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Window Fall Safety Tips to Protect Your Child

  • Only allow windows to open 4 inches. Install a window stop to keep children from opening them further. Be sure an adult can open the window in an emergency

  • If you open windows wider than 4 inches, install window guards with an emergency release device

  • Remember, windows also serve as a secondary means of escape during an emergency. Make sure windows are still accessible and can open fully without special knowledge or tools

  • Do not rely on insect screens to prevent a window fall. Screens are to keep bugs out, not kids in

  • Keep windows locked and closed when not in use

  • Keep furniture — or anything children can use to climb — away from windows

  • Teach children to play a safe distance from windows and enforce this rule in your home (i.e. “we play two big steps from windows”)

  • When buying new windows, ask for ones with built-in-4-inch-limiters


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