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March 30, 2015 15:15 ET

Window Safety Tips From Pella® Supporting Window Safety Week

Prepare Now to Prevent Window-Related Accidents

PELLA, IA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2015) - National Window Safety Week is April 5-11 and Pella® Windows and Doors is reminding homeowners to be safe and help prevent window-related accidents.

"Windows are how we check the weather and stream sunlight and breezes into our homes. Plus, windows can save lives as an escape route during emergencies, but they can also be a potential hazard, especially for children," said Heidi Farmer, Pella corporate public relations manager. "By taking a few extra steps, you can protect your loved ones year-round from falls and other injuries that can happen near windows."

A few safety steps from Pella

  • Move furniture that children can climb on, like beds and sofas away from windows.
  • Talk with older children about window safety. Make sure they know to never lean against a window or screen.
  • Never rely on window screens to protect loved ones from falls. Make sure to keep children and pets away from window screens.
  • To let fresh air into the home, open windows in high places that children cannot reach like those above a kitchen sink.
  • Invest in cordless blinds and shades or between-the-glass options to eliminate hanging cords that can be a safety hazard for children.
  • Make sure to keep windows closed and locked when children or pets are around, and keep an eye on children if they are playing near windows.

According to the Safe Kids Worldwide 2015 Report to the Nation: Protecting Children in Your Home, about eight children under age 5 die each year from falling out a window, and more than 3,300 are injured seriously enough to go to the hospital. To shed light on the important issue of window safety and to reduce the number of injuries and deaths in the home, the National Safety Council hosts National Window Safety Week each year during the first week of April.

About the National Safety Council (NSC)

The National Safety Council (NSC) is the nation's leading advocate for safety. For more than 100 years, the NSC has helped prevent injuries and deaths in the home, in the workplace, on the road and in the community through leadership, education and advocacy. The organization informs businesses, governmental entities and the public to reduce the number of accidental injuries in the U.S. Find more information about National Safety Week and the NSC, at nsc.org.

About Pella

Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 90-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

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Contact Information

  • Heidi L. Farmer
    Pella Corporation
    Office: 641-621-3218
    Cell: 920-547-0255
    FarmerHL@pella.com