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Window Safety

Window falls are predictable — and preventable. Here's what families can do to prevent child window falls, and how to select window stops and guards.

We need your help to reduce the risk of injury to children.


Safety tips

  • Keep play away from windows.
  • Only allow windows to open 4 inches, and install window stops and/or window guards that can be removed by an adult in an emergency.
  • Lock windows when not in use.
  • Open windows from the top and use a window stop for the bottom.
  • Prevent climbing. Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows.
  • Actively watch children near windows.

Practical help

Print these worksheets and take them with you as you check your windows and select window stops and guards.

Stop at 4"

Our Safety Store is proud to work with the Stop at 4" campaign designed specifically to STOP window falls. Our goal is to encourage families, educators, and community members to take action in observing year-round window safety. Learn more about Parker's story and Stop at 4".

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The Safety Center: Your go-to source for window safety

Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is a leading regional resource for window safety education and related products. Our Safety Center is the area's leading retailer of window stops and window guards, with personalized consultation on proper installation and use of these important home safety products. Please call The Safety Center with questions at 503-413-4600 or visit us in person.