National Window Safety Week April 5-11 – is designed to increase awareness on helping prevent window falls and the proper use of windows for emergency escape purposes. Falls from a window can result in serious injury or death, and pose an especially dangerous threat for children. According to SafeKids.org, children are twice as likely to sustain a fall-related injury at home than at a childcare facility and window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children 5 and younger each year.
The Window Safety Task Force strongly encourages the use of ASTM F2090-compliant devices, such as Roto Frank’s Angel Ventlock® window opening control devices. The Angel Ventlock devices are both low cost and incredibly effective. In addition, they don’t detract from the appearance or function of the window, and can be easily retrofitted or integrated by the window manufacturer.
Angel Ventlock® includes a line of WOCD’s (Window Opening Control Devices) that conform 100% to ASTM-F2090-2010 guidelines and allow for quick emergency escape and rescue. For more information about Angel Ventlock® products, visit www.angel-ventlock.com
About Roto Frank of America, Inc.
Founded in 1979, Roto Frank of America, Inc. is a Chester, Connecticut-based manufacturer of window and door hardware. Roto Frank of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roto AG, a global company headquartered in Germany, with 17 production plants and 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Roto Frank of America offers solutions for North American and European hardware applications, has an extensive product line including its renowned X-DRIVE™ casement and awning window systems, sash locks, window-opening-control-devices, sliding patio door systems, and European window and door hardware, among others.