New York State is expanding safety measures to protect infants

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 06:12:30-04

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Cuomo signed three measures to protect and create a safer environment for infants in New York.

This legislation includes "Harper's Law" which required furniture retailers to sell compatible tip restraint devices for certain furniture. There's another law requiring child care facilities to anchor large furniture and electronics that could tip over. Lastly, the legislation includes a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads, which have been blamed for infant death and injury.

"As a father, I know full well that you never stop worrying about your child's safety, no matter how old they are," Governor Cuomo said. "These measures will help give parents peace of mind at a critical time in their child's lives and will help ensure that their homes or daycare facilities remain safe and secure environments."

The law will take affect in 60 days.