Window Locking Devices

Again and again small children fall out of open windows resulting in severe injuries or death. In Austria 19 cases were recorded in 2010 out of which three died. Many of these accidents could be easily prevented by mounting child protection devices. A standard for these products has been elaborated under the leadership of the Consumer Council on the basis of a mandate issued by the EU Commission. This document was published in January 2013. It is to be hoped that inadequate products will now quickly disappear from the market.