Keeping children safe from window falls

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A warning for parents; when the warmer weather arrives, your windows pose a dangerous hazard to small children.

Members of Safe Kids of Western Mass. held a demonstration at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Tuesday on how a window guard can keep your your child from falling.  Chief of Pediatric Surgery Dr. Kevin Moriarity told 22News taking this simple step could save your child’s life.

“There’s no substitute for not watching your child but there are secondary things that can be done and get the word out that these products are available and they could save your child’s life,” Dr. Moriarty told 22News.

South Hadley State Rep. John Scibak has filed legislation that would require all local housing authorities to make window guards available for families living in public housing, above the second floor with children under the age of six.

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