Over the weekend, there was a breaking news story of a Vancouver toddler who climbed out a third floor bedroom window, made his way onto the roof, and fell to the ground. The child has been listed in good condition as of Sunday evening.
Thankfully, this incident had a happy ending, but it could have ended in tragedy. According to Safe Kids USA, window falls account for approximately 8 deaths and 3,300 injuries among children ages 5 and under annually.
Here are window fall prevention tips from Safe Kids USA:
Safe Kids USA also recommends installing window guards or window stops. For windows on the sixth floor and below, install window guards with emergency release devices in case of fire. Window stops should be placed in windows to allow them to open no more than four inches.
For more information on fall prevention visit the Safe Kids USA website. To find out about the campaign to stop window falls, visit the Stop At 4 website. You can also find more information about window guards from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission by clicking here.
Hear the KXL radio interview about window safety tips - http://www.damorelaw.com/resources/in-news-radio.php