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Window screens are great for keeping bugs out of your house.
They aren’t strong enough to keep children in.
Every spring and summer, when the weather warms enough to leave windows open, toddlers and young children are injured in falls that could be prevented. A child pushing against a window screen can easily displace it and tumble out.
Unintentional falls are the No. 1 cause of non-fatal injuries for children, particularly preschool-age and younger, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Most of those falls happen at home.
There are easy, inexpensive ways to prevent falls from windows:
Learn more about fall safety and injury prevention at www.safekids.org/falls.