5,000 Kids, Teens Injured in Window Falls Each Year
A new report from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has found that more than 5,000 American children are injured by falling from windows each year, The Associated Press reports.
Many fall from first- or second-story windows, the AP says:
Parents are urged to install window guards, which are bars that allow windows to open but prevent children from climbing out. The guards cost $20 to $40 per window. Parents should also move furniture or climb-able objects away from windows to prevent children from being tempted to explore near an open window. Researchers also recommend opening windows from the top, if possible.