In 2002 The State of Home Safety in America revealed that injuries associated with windows resulted in more than 110,000 emergency room visits in one year.
The consequences of a fall
The impact velocity increases with the height of the fall. A fall from the second floor results in an impact velocity of 22 mph, from the sixth floor, 31 mph, and from the eighth, 50 mph. Because of the relatively large size of the head, young children tend to fall head first, resulting in severe brain injuries.
Educate yourself on preventative measures
We urge you to educate yourself and your family on window safety and take the necessary precautions to save your children from devastating accidents that often result in permanent injury or death. This is a serious problem and we all need to work together to stamp it out.