Police remind parents to secure access to windows after child fell out a window

Ottawa police are reminding parents and guardians to secure access to your windows after a child fell from an open window earlier this week.

Few details are being released by police about the incident this week, with police only saying officers responded to a call where a child fell from an open window and suffered an injury.

With the warmer weather in the forecast and the likelihood that windows are open, police warn there are safety risks for a child to potentially fall out.

“It is important to secure access to your windows,” police said.

Here are some tips to keep children safe around open windows:

  • Lock your window closed at all times when you cannot supervise a small child around this falling hazard
  • Install window guards
  • Put up window stoppers
  • Move furniture away from windows (there are more accidents when furniture is near a window)
  • Remove the cranks from crank-open windows to keep kids from opening them

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