Prevent Unintentional Falls During Window Safety Week
March 31, 2022
As spring arrives and the weather (eventually) gets warmer, people may want to open their windows to let the fresh air in. But open windows can pose serious risks to curious children. Each year, 3,500 to 5,000 U.S. children are hospitalized after falling from an open window. Over 85% percent of children fall through a window’s screen. And, worst of all, between 8 and 12 children will die each year from window falls.
The American Trauma Society, PA Division (ATSPA) and Safe Kids Pennsylvania (SKPA) want to raise awareness around window safety, and ensure your children stay safe and healthy...