Window falls are much more frequent than you might imagine, but the danger of an open window often goes undetected until tragedy strikes. Annually, more than 5000 children go to emergency rooms after falling from windows and on average, eight children die from their injuries. Window falls are preventable if parents are armed with the right information.
Hannah's Hope for Window Safety, a program developed in collaboration with Unity Point Blank Children's Hospital, provides outreach and education on window safety including this brochure. Included inside are important statistics, a check list of windows at risk, types of window safety devices and where to purchase the devices. Please feel free to download the brochure and share with others.
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The brochure is a large .pdf file and could a few moments to download. Print size is 8.5 inches by 14 inches (legal) and the document is 2-sided.
Take a moment to view a brief and informative video onhow to keep your children safe from window falls at home. Brought to you by the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Here is information on window types, what kind of window stop, lock or guard is needed for your particular window.
We have done extensive research on unintended injuries resulting in death or serious injury of young children. The article and website links below are some that we found to be the most informative and helpful in the areas of injury prevention and child safety: