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Are Your Kids Safe from Open Windows?

How to Keep Your Kids Safe from Open Windows

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Can your child be harmed from Windows? – see tips below

About 3,300 children ages of 5 and younger are treated each year in the U.S. hospital emergency rooms after falling from a open window. About 34% of these children will be hospitalized. And I am sorry to say that 8% of these children die from those injuries. These deaths and injuries often occur when kids push themselves against window screens or climb onto furniture or beds that make them stand taller next to an window that is or can be opened easily.


Here at Tom Adams Windows and Carpets we recognize the importance of window safety and fall prevention year-round. This month is designed to heighten the awareness of what parents and caregivers should prepare their homes and prevent their family from the risk of accidental falls or injuries through windows.

Important tips on how to prevent injuries and enhance window safety in your home by Tom Adams Windows and Carpets:

10 Important Tips on Window Safety Prevention:

Tip 1. Whenever purchasing windows, look to buy a full screen so you are able to open windows from the top, not the bottom.

Tip 2. Keep furniture away from windows, so children must stand on the floor.

Tip 3. Make sure your windows have a pair of ventilation locks on the windows, to help prevent children from opening the windows large enough to fall out.

Tip 4. Never depend on screens to keep children from falling out of windows. Window screens are made to help prevent bugs from coming in the home, not stop children from falling out of the window. Locking screens do not stop children from falling out of windows.

Tip 5. Teach your child how to safely operate a window only in extreme emergencies as an escape route. Look to have an escape ladder in a box in that room for those emergencies.

Tip 6. Keep children’s play area away from windows that may be open or windows close to the ground that are not made of tempered glass.

Tip 7. Ask your window company for window limiters when purchasing new windows, they do not cost much more and can be replaced later, so when the child is older you can get full benefit of an open window when needed.

Tip 8. Keep your windows locked at all times, so young children cannot easily open windows, and cause possible harm.

Tip 9. Make sure when buying windows in a home built prior to 1979, that the company complies and does certified installations based on the Lead Paint laws.

Tip 10. Keep in code- Make sure all windows are made with Tempered Glass near a door, wet area of bathroom or any windows at least 18” from the floor both inside and outside.

Tom Adams Windows and Carpets recommends parents safeguard their children from lead paint sickness, severe cuts and falls by following the tips mentioned above. For more information contact Tom Adams Windows and Carpets. Not having the correct window glass, installation or obeying the safety tips above may cause serious injuries that can be prevented. Tom Adams Windows and Carpets is a family owned business in four locations, since 1955. We care about our customers and the safety of their family for generations to come. You can email us with questions at salesmanager@tomadamswc.com.

“We find delight in the beauty and happiness of our children, for it make the heart too big for our body”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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