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Child Safety

Child Safety Booklet

 
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The Administation of Child Services of NYC put together a child safety booklet that gives parents and caregivers tips on how to avoid some of the most common and dangerous child and infant-related injuries, including window falls, drowning, shaken baby syndrome, and unintended poisonings in the home.
 
The booklet is available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.
 


Window Guards, Car Seat Safety, Carbon Monoxide, etc.

 
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Healthy Homes program: The NYC Department of Health provides extensive information on important home health and safety issues including carbon monoxide, hazardous products, and pest control. Visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/healthy-home.page 

 


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Window Guards: For families with young children living in or visiting one’s home, the landlord is usually required to install window guards. Call 311 for more information or to lodge a complaint. To obtain information on installing window guards or a copy of the law or educational materials, call 311 or visit the website: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/window-guards.page

 



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Carbon Monoxide poisoning: Most homes and residential buildings in NYC City are required by law to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in the sleeping areas. If you rent, the building owner is responsible for installing approved carbon monoxide detectors, and residents are responsible for regularly testing detectors to make sure they work and replacing the batteries.

Visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/carbon-monoxide.page

 


FAVPNG_car-seat-belt-safety-child_d3YP3DNJCar seat safety: Get a free car seat safety fitting by a trained technician from the Department of Transit (DOT): https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/car-safety.

Check the NYC DOT Events Calendar for upcoming fittings, or call 212-839-4750 to arrange a free inspection at a DOT Child Car Seat Fitting Station.