Window Safety

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.


Window Safety Brochure

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.

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.

Window Safety Video

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.

Top Ten Window Safety Tips

  1. Supervise you children as they play

  2. Teach your children not to play near windows

  3. Close and lock your windows when children are around

  4. Only open windows that children cannot reach or are secured with compliant locks

  5. Keep beds, furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows

  6. Do not depend on screens to prevent falls, they are not designed for this purpose

  7. Repair broken windows or non-working parts as soon as possible

  8. Open windows from the top, not from the bottom

  9. Install child safety devices that comply with ASTM F2090-2008 and 2010 standards

  10. Never leave young children unattended near open windows

Window Safety Educational resources

Here is information on window types, what kind of window stop, lock or guard is needed for your particular window.

Helpful Links

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: