Spring is finally here. As a result, the weather is warming significantly. However, it is not yet warm enough for most people to justify turning on their air conditioning units. During this time of year, most of us open our windows when our homes become uncomfortably warm. In springtime, few simple pleasures are as nice as a cool breeze blowing through the house.
However, it is important for parents of small children to take certain precautions before opening your home windows this season. Windows are a perfect illustration of the fact that not all dangerous products are those that are subject to recall. Certainly, if a particular model of window was uniquely dangerous or defective it would be recalled. However, most windows are dangerous simply because children can fall out of them without warning.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, windows are among the top five everyday home hazards currently affecting American families. Young children who are curious about the world around them approach windows and often attempt to climb out of them simply because they can.