Child Proof Windows Screen
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In warm weather when our windows are open to the sights, sounds and fragrances of summer children may climb onto furniture or window sills and lean against screens to get a closer look at the world. Although window screens will not support the weight of a child who pushes against them, there are safety devices you can install that will help prevent falls.
Window Guards offer the best protection for young children and can be found in a variety of styles and colors. They prevent entry or exit while allowing you to keep your windows open. Best suited for traditional style, double-hung windows, they are recommended for windows above ground level. Window guards are designed to fit windows from approximately 14" to 58" in width. If you have crank-style or sliding windows, you’ll need window guards designed specifically for these windows. When selecting and installing window guards, remember to:
Window Latches and Locks
Window latches and locks are available in many different styles. They are designed to prevent windows from being pushed opened beyond a set distance (4" is the maximum child-safe distance).
Safety Products for Window Blinds
One solution to childproof blind cords is to simply cut the cords so they are out of your child’s reach. You can also use a cord wrap/cord cleat which screws into the window frame and lets you manually wrap the excess cord around it. With extra-long cords, two cord wraps can be installed approximately 4 inches apart for quicker, easier wrapping. Another popular solution is an item that automatically spools the extra cord inside a plastic case by just pushing a button. Here are a few safety tips that will also help prevent injuries:
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