September 20, 2019
Authored by: Bryan Cave and Merrit Jones
New York furniture retailers and manufacturers have until October 12, 2019 to comply with a New York state law that requires that clothing storage units be labeled with a permanent tip hazard warning and sold with a tip restraint device.
The law, named “Harper’s Law” after a 3-year-old boy who died from a furniture tip-over incident, requires that clothing storage units comply with a voluntary industry safety standard, ASTM F2057, which provides minimum stability standards, requires that covered furniture come with wall-anchoring kits, and be labeled with a permanent tip-hazard warning.
Sale of Crib Bumpers Banned: Also taking effect on October 12, a New York law bans the sale of crib bumper pads and prohibits their use in child care facilities or places of public accommodation. New York State is the third U.S. state to ban crib bumper pads, along with Maryland and Ohio. Crib bumpers are also