- Parker Reck
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.
Annually in the US, window falls account for approximately 8 deaths and 3,300 injuries among children ages 5 and under, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. In Oregon, 32 children were hospitalized in 2013 from window falls.
When opening windows – Stop and Lock at 4 inches.
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 falls and take action!