Your garage door opener is a great convenience, but can cause injury if used improperly.

 

Never let anyone "race to beat the door" as it closes.

 

Keep the wall control panel at least five feet above the ground and the remote controls away from children.

 

Instruct children never to play underneath the area where the garage door closes.

 

Always keep the door in full view as it operates and do not leave the area until the door completely opens or closes

 

Children accounted for approximately 15 percent of the total 22,431 garage door related injuries

 

Sixty children under the age of 14 have been trapped and killed under automatic garage doors since March 1982