Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Garage Doors

  • Approx. 4 children between 2 and 14 are trapped and killed by garage doors each year
  • Approx. 3,000 people are treated each year for injuries associated with electrical garage doors


  • Test whether your garage door reverses within 2 seconds of impacting a new roll of paper towels placed on the ground
  • Ensure operating buttons are placed out of the reach of children


  • Keep garage door remote control locked in glove compartment - so kids can't operate door
  • Watch door until it has completed closed


  • Test garage door reversing mechanism

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