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As temperatures go up, so do windows in many homes. Opening windows in your home to enjoy the warmer temperatures may seem harmless, but open windows have proven to be sources of injury and death for young children.
This week, CPSC joins the National Safety Council in recognizing National Window Safety Week and urges parents and caregivers to be aware of the dangers of leaving windows open when young children are present.
According to CPSC data, falls from windows result (…)Read More Apr 8
Sadly, a young child is likely to die this month, strangled by a window covering cord. The question is: Could that corded window covering be in your house?
The stories we’re about to tell you are tragic, and they are all too real. Both incidents happened earlier this year. Read the stories below, and then look at EVERY window covering in your house. If you have young children around and you see accessible cords ANYWHERE on your window coverings, take heed.
CPSC recommends that you use (…)Read More Dec 6
Do you have young children in your home? If so, be sure to child-proof your windows before letting the warm spring air waft through your house. Such measures are like installing baby gates – they keep your baby safe with little extra effort.
Window falls are common, particularly in spring and summer. And they are preventable. Just take a look at these news reports from the first few days of April:
Pennsylvania boy, age 3, falls from a window and sustains head injuries.
Oklahoma (…)Read More Apr 9