Open windows can kill your child

Many homes have large windows, and the window sill is easily within a child's reach. Higher sills often have furniture nearby that a child can easily climb. Kids love to look out windows, so if you leave one of these child-reachable windows open, you have a disaster waiting to happen.

Children climb through open windows and fall out all the time. Hundreds of kids are injured or die this way every year.

Window screens are not child-proof. A heavy child can easily pop out the screen on purpose, or fall against it and pop it out accidentally. Steps you can take Additional Resources