In less than three minutes anything can happen to your children, even if they are supervised. We all believe our children are safe in our homes, but there are many safety hazards we are unaware of. Studies over the past 20 years have found an average of over 5,200 children ages 13 and under are injured or die from window falls. This statistic does not include accidents where children die at the scene of the accident. Leaving children unattended in a room can result in a window accident. Securing windows in your home is important even if you don’t have children but have children who occasionally visit.
Climbing on furniture near an unsecured window and swinging on a jungle gym have something in common: They can both lead to the number one cause of unintentional injuries for children under the age of 14. Most serious falls occur in the home and to children under the age of 3. However, children of all ages are at risk. This is in an attempt to save the lives of our young children.