BAYPORT, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6-12 is National Window Safety Week and Andersen Corporation is encouraging homeowners to familiarize themselves with ways to help prevent window-related accidents. As part of its LookOut For Kids® window safety program, Andersen is providing materials and tips to help educate consumers and caregivers.
“Windows and doors do more than provide views, sunlight and breezes. They can offer an important path to escaping a fire or emergency; yet left open, they can also be a potential fall hazard,” said Andersen Corporation Director Mark Mikkelson. ”As we open our windows to the fresh air, Andersen offers five simple safety tips that remind us all to look out for safety.”
Top 5 Tips for Window Safety
|1.||Always close and lock windows and doors|
|2.||For ventilation, open windows that children can’t reach. Children can quickly climb to window ledges and sills and fall.|
|3.||Don’t rely on insect screens to prevent falls. Insect screens are designed to provide ventilation and keep bugs out|
|4.||Consider installing window opening control devices or window guards*|
|5.||Position beds and other furniture away from windows|
In addition to its window and door safety education program, established in the mid-90s, Andersen offers window opening control devices, which limit the window opening for safety while providing ventilation, yet allow for quick release for emergency escape and rescue. For more tips or information about LookOut For Kids®, visit http://corporate.andersenwindows.com/corporate-responsibility/safety/
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Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation includes Andersen Windows, Inc., Renewal by Andersen Corporation, and Silver Line Building Products LLC. Andersen employs more than 9,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. The company is committed to supporting the community, donating more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations through its foundation. Andersen received the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award for its continued leadership for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Visit us at Andersencorporation.com.
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*Select a window opening control device or window guard that complies with ASTM F2090. Check with local code officials on any applicable building code requirements.