Client News 6/10/09

Summer Window Safety

“With the approach of summer and open window season, window safety education becomes even more important, as proper precautions can help to ensure the well-being of children in the home,” says Rich Walker, American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) president and CEO. “AAMA is proud to partner with the National Safety Council and other industry organizations to provide education that will keep families safer and aid in the prevention of accidental falls and injuries through windows.”

The Window Safety Task Force recommends the following important window safety tips:
* Keep windows closed and locked when not in use for ventilation.
* Keep children’s play away from open windows and doors.
* Avoid placing furniture, such as beds, dressers or toy chests, under windows in a child’s bedroom to help reduce the possibility of children climbing to an open window and falling.
* Remember that insect screens are simply meant to keep insects out — not to keep anyone from falling through a window.
* If young children are present in the home that features double-hung windows with two moveable sashes, close the bottom sash and open the upper sash when ventilation is desired.

For the full announcement, please visit AAMA’s online newsroom.

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