Door Safety

Finger jam injuries are extremely common with toddlers and can result in nerve damage or at worst amputation. Statistically the most severe injuries occur on the hinge side of the door and most often on the inside opening rather than the outside. A door that opens to form a cavity is an inviting place for a toddler to hide. They can insert fingers into the gap and simultaneously push the door closed unaware of the harm they are causing themselves.

Doors that could be an attraction to a toddler should be secured with a finger jam protector. This is a self adhesive plastic strip that covers the gap in the door.

Doors that are wind affected should be restrained. There are a variety of products ranging from temporary foam buffers to integrated door furniture.