PELLA, IOWA — April 1, 2013 — In many parts of the U.S., April marks the start of warmer weather for cooped-up families longing for sunshine. As your windows open to bring in fresh air, Pella Corporation encourages consumers to practice window safety to help prevent accidental falls.

April 7 – 13 is National Window Safety Week in America — a reminder to parents and caregivers about how to help prevent accidental falls or injuries and how to use windows for potential emergency escapes. Pella teams up with the National Safety Council (NSC) through its Window Safety Task Force, to promote year-round window safety tips.

“Keep an eye on children in the home and teach them to keep their play in the center of the room, away from windows and doors for safety’s sake,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella spokesperson and a NSC Window Safety Task Force member. “Keep windows closed and locked when not in use for ventilation. When you do open double-hung windows to let in fresh air, a safer solution is to pull the top sash down and keep the lower sash closed when there are children in the home,” she said.