Window Safety for children this
Summer in Bronxville, NY 10708
When the weather's warm early this summer, it can be tempting to open your windows and let in a fresh breeze. But did you know this is a safety risk for young kids? Help prevent tragic falls with these window safety pointers.
Window Safety Do's and Don'ts
- DO: Ensure all windows are closed and locked when you are not in the room. Children can push windows open.
- DON'T: Allow windows to open more than 4 inches. This prevents small children from being able to squeeze through.
- DO: Keep windows open at the top, not at the bottom, whenever possible. Kids are less likely to access the opening.
- DON'T: Assume that a screen makes the window safe. Screens aren't strong enough to hold even a small child.
- DO: Install window safety devices (see below) on all windows — even on the first floor.
- DON'T: Make windows accessible. Move furniture that kids might climb on away from windows.
Window Safety Xtras!:
Window stops and guards are designed to help prevent anyone from falling out the window. Window stops keep windows from opening more than a few inches, and window guards block the window opening. Help ensure safe and effective use with these tips:
- Purchase the correct type of window guard. Find the correct fit for your window and follow the manufacturer's installation instructions.
- Know how to remove the safety device. Practice removing it regularly so you'll be prepared to do so in the event of an emergency -- like a fire or carbon monoxide concern in your home.
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HAVE A GREAT, SAFE SUMMER!