Monday, March 21, 2011

Install window stop to prevent children falling accident 防止兒童跌出窗外

The insect screen is not designed for child safety. Please check your upper floor windows and any windows above the sunken patio NOW. Make sure the window stops are installed to limit the window opening at 10-cm (4-inches) maximum. (see more for child injury prevention)

A three-year-old Langley girl is in stable but serious condition after falling six metres (20 feet) from an upstairs window. Langley RCMP Sgt. Ravi Pawar said the girl was playing with her seven-year-old sister on a window seat in their parents’ bedroom in the Vancouver suburb at about 2 p.m. Sunday when the younger child put her hands on the screen of an open picture window and fell out, landing on her side in the driveway.


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