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Chicago - Unsafe Window Tickets Up 28%

Posted: 04/07/17

The City Reminds Landlords that 'Kids Can't Fly'

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Global News - Alberta

Posted: 04/07/17

23 Alberta kids have fallen from windows and balconies this year: AHS

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Paramedics provide advice to parents to help prevent falls from open windows

Posted: 20/04/17

Emergency responders are urging parents to take precautions after two children were injured on the weekend when they fell from a window onto the concrete sidewalk below.

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Window and Balcony Safety committee - windowsafety@salshow.com

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Safety Tips - DOs & DON'Ts

DOs

  • DO lock rooms that are unsupervised
  • DO educate children about risks and dangers associated with windows and balconies
  • DO install and maintain window and door safety devices
  • DO ensure that safety devices have emergency release mechanisms so that they do not impede emergency escape or rescue
  • DO complete a safety check with your child's caregiver to ensure they understand potential dangers around windows, balconies and decks

DON'Ts

  • DON'T allow children to play near windows, balconies or decks unsupervised
  • DON'T keep furniture or other climbing hazards near windows or on balconies and decks
  • DON'T underestimate a child's mobility. Children begin climbing before they can walk
  • DON'T underestimate how quickly young children can learn. Children may be able to unlock doors and windows to gain access to dangerous areas without you realizing it
  • DON'T rely on screens as safety devices. Screens keep bugs out - not children in