The first full week of April is dedicated to “Window Safety Week” (WSW), established in 1997 by the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Window Safety Task Force, to highlight the measures homeowners can take to initiate window safety and fall prevention. Roto Frank points out that while most windows have insect screens, the screens cannot support a child’s weight to prevent them from falling out the window. That is why the company advocates using the Window Opening Control Devices (WOCD) to prevent accidents.

“Installing WOCDs is a very important safeguarding measure for homeowners to protect their families, especially those with small children,” said Chris Griffin, Roto Frank of America’s design engineering manager and Roto’s representative on the Window Safety Task Force.

Roto recommends checking the manufacturer’s product information to ensure such devices or guards comply with ASTM F2090, which can prevent a child’s fall by limiting how far the window can open. They are also equipped with release devices to allow for escape in an emergency.

As the exclusive distributor in North America, Roto encourages the use of Angel Ventlock® (AVL) for sliding and hung windows manufactured by Mighton Products. The device meets the most stringent international regulations of ASTM F2090-2010.

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