Posts Tagged ‘ window falls ’

Raising Awareness for Window Safety

Apr 8th, 2021

As they do each year, the door and window industry has put a spotlight on window falls during Window Safety Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of April. According to SafeKids Worldwide, an average of eight children age five and under die and more than 3,300 are injured each year from […]

AAMA Encourages Year-Round Window Safety

Oct 8th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is encouraging households to practice year-round window safety to prevent window falls as cool October weather may have homeowners leaving windows and screen doors open for ventilation. While open windows and doors can increase airflow and cut down on cooling costs, they also can be dangerous for children who are not properly supervised. According to the American Academy […]

Window Falls Bill Halted Just Before National Window Safety Week

Apr 5th, 2013

Proposed legislation, aimed at preventing window falls, failed in the Iowa House of Representatives Wednesday after initially passing the Iowa Senate. Senate File 381 (SF381) was sidelined for the remainder of the year mere days before the start of National Window Safety Week. Driven by the death of four-year-old Hannah Geneser, who fell from a […]

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