Fall Safety Project: Taking Time To Prevent Window Accidents

By John Voket


After spending several segments talking about taking care of your doors this fall, I was contacted by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection reminding us about taking precautions around windows can help prevent accidental falls.

Connecticut's consumer protection officials are joining colleagues across the nation reminding homeowners that the change of season is a good time to examine all window frames and screens for wear and tear and to make repairs as needed.

Remember that screens and storm windows are not strong enough to prevent someone from falling through. So residents should always look to make window areas safer, particularly if small children live there, or are frequent visitors.

Check out these consumer tips to help make all your windows safe:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has additional information, a video, and posters about window safety available that can further explain safety installations and reinforce safety practices to prevent window-related injuries and tragedies.

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