SAFE WINDOWS FOR CHILDREN SAVE LIVES IN SCARSDALE NY 10583
Window Safety for children this summer in Scarsdale, NY 10583
When the weather's blazing 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 children? Help prevent tragic falls with these window safety pointers for your kids.
Window Safety Do's
- 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, even our elderly parents, or guests.
Window stops keep windows from opening more than a few inches, and they 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!