Smart Window Safety Practices Help Keep Children Safer

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Window Safety for Children

It's one of the first signs of spring - opening the windows to welcome in the fresh air. And now's the time to practice window safety - especially when children are present in the home.

Every year hospitals see an increase in window fall injuries during the spring and summer months. In 2006, nearly 5,000 U.S. children were treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries sustained from falling out windows, according to the Safe Kids Worldwide(R) campaign. That's why Pella Corporation has partnered with the National Safety Council, through its Window Safety Task Force, to help raise awareness of window safety, planning and prevention during National Safety Week April 22-28.


"Take a few minutes now to familiarize yourself with the facts about window safety in the home to help protect your loved ones," said Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella's window safety spokesperson and a member of the Window Safety Task Force. "It is critical for adults to understand that there's no substitute for the role of proper adult supervision when there are young children in the home, especially around open windows or doors."

Pella offers these important tips to help enhance home safety: