April 3 – 9, 2016 is National Window Safety Week TAKE OUR CHALLENGE!
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 3,300 children ages 5 and under, fall from windows annually in the US. Some children die, some have head, neck, and other physical trauma that can be life altering. The Stop At 4″ campaign was started to help educate the public about window safety and help prevent window falls.
– Keep furniture and anything a child can climb away from windows. Children have climbed on furniture, toys, and laundry and fallen out of a window.
– Keep play away from windows and enforce the rule. Play one or two steps away from any window.
– Install window stops or window guards on windows that are 72 or more inches from the ground. Make sure they can be removed by an adult (incase of fire or other emergency).
Download and share the Window Safety Key Messages flyer!
During April, C-Tran buses traveling between Vancouver WA and Portland will be displaying this colorful message.