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April 3-9 2017 is National Window safety week. Did you know that, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide 2015 Report, window fall accounts for approximately 8 deaths and 3,300 injuries among children ages 5 and under each year?


At Safe Kids Oregon we want to remind all parents and caregivers to check their windows for safety.


Here are some tips to share:

  • Always supervise children and keep their play area away from windows
  • Keep windows closed and locked when children are present
  • If windows are open, make sure children can’t reach them
  • For a double-hung window on an upper floor, open the top sash for ventilation and keep the bottom sash closed
  • Screens keep bugs out, but they do not keep children in
  • Keep furniture away from windows as they could tempt a curious child to climb and potentially fall
  • If there are young children in the home, install ASTM-approved limited-opening hardware, which only allows a window to open a few inches



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Safe Kids Oregon works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States.  Safe Kids Oregon is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury.  Safe Kids Oregon was founded in 1995 and is proudly led by Oregon Child Development Coalition.




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