Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding Infant Safety Measures
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation expanding infant safety measure in New York state.
Cuomo signed three measures, including "Harper's Law", which requires furniture retailers to sell compatible tip restraint devices for certain furniture.
The law is named after three-year-old Harper Fried of Monroe, who died in 2016 when a dresser in her room tipped over.
Another new law requires child care facilities to anchor large furniture and electronics that can tip over
A third bans the sale of crib bumper pads, which have been blamed for infant death and serious injury.
"As a father, I know full well that you never stop worrying about your child's safety, no matter how old they are," 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."