Window Safety and Window Fall Prevention
Window safety is an important issue year-round, but spring and summer are excellent times to share information with parents and caregivers about preventing falls from windows. For instance, window screens are not designed to keep children from falling through them. Keep furniture, or anything children can use for climbing, away from windows. Children may use these objects to climb to an open window and fall.
Window Safety Resources - here you can find links to quality and easy to understand information on window safety and what you can do to prevent falls from windows.
- News Release (July 6, 2010) from the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission: CPSC urges parents and caregivers to consider safety before opening windows
- 2011 Window Safety Program Legislative Report (PDF: 1.47MB/14 pages)
- News Release (April 21, 2008) from the MDH: With warmer weather, health officials urge parents to check window safety
Window Safety Education Advisory Committee, 2008