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Blog Archive: June 18, 2013

June: Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Door Safety and children go hand in hand. Teach your children to be “D.O.O.R. Safe”.

“D.O.O.R. Safe” contains four brief messages to help parents teach young children the do’s and don’ts of garage doors. These messages are:

Doors are heavy: Never stand, run or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving.

Openers are for adults: Never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.

Ouch!: Never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt!

Remotes are for adults: Never play with the remote control in the car or on Mom and Dad’s keychain.

We encourage parents to teach their children that the garage door and garage door opener aren’t toys. Whether a child is at home or at the house of a friend or relative, it’s important they understand that they should never play near or underneath a garage door. It’s also important that they learn not to play with garage door opener remotes or button controls.