Parents should have locks on upper-floor windows

Parents should have locks on upper-floor windows

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A warning for parents about the dangers upper-floor windows pose for young children.

More than 5,200 children in America fall from windows each year according to the journal Pediatrics.

"We see everything from head injuries or traumatic brain injuries to broken legs and arms," said Dr. Jeffery Upperman of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Experts advise parents to keep windows locked around kids, use reliable window locks or guards that have emergency release mechanisms, plant soft vegetation around windows, and always keep furniture away from windows.