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Securing of furniture
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 1
§ 390-l. Securing of furniture. 1. This section shall apply to any
child day care center as defined in paragraph (c) of subdivision one of
section three hundred ninety of this title, or any authorized agency as
defined in paragraph (a) of subdivision ten of section three hundred
seventy-one of this title, including any agency boarding home or group

2. Any facility to which this section applies shall take measures to
securely anchor to the floors or walls of such facility all items of
large furniture and all electronic appliances capable of being tipped
over due to design, height, weight, stability or other features, using
angle-braces, anchors or other anchoring devices. Any item of furniture
or electronic device which cannot be so anchored shall be removed from
the facility.

3. If a violation of the provisions of this section is discovered by
the office of children and family services or any local social services
district authorized to inspect the facility at which the violation
occurs, the agency discovering the violation shall provide written
notice of the violation to the operator of the facility and to the
office of children and family services if such office is not the
inspecting agency within ten calendar days of the discovery of the
violation. The operator of the facility shall correct the violation
immediately, upon notice. If the violation is not corrected, the office
of children and family services may take enforcement action in
accordance with the applicable sections of state law.