Window falls are predictable, therefore preventable. We need your help to reduce the risk of injury to children – please explore this website to learn about window safety and take action!
Safe Kids Worldwide reports 3,300 children under age 6 fall from windows every year.
How can I 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!=
The Campaign to Stop Window Falls grew out of concern by injury prevention specialists who were seeing a high number of children entering the trauma system in Oregon from falling out of second-story windows during warm weather. While relatively few children die from this, one child, Parker Reck, died in 2009. This campaign is dedicated to the memory of Parker.