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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 16, 2019 03:23 PM
From: Representative Marty Flynn
To: All House members
Subject: Requiring Child Day Care Providers to Install Safety Guards on Doors
Every year, more than 300,000 door-related injuries requiring emergency medical treatment occur. While many of these injuries may be minor, young children suffer the majority of door-related injuries that ultimately require amputation. As such, I am introducing legislation that will require child day care providers to install safety guards on doors.

Children are curious, adventurous, and often unaware of potential dangers around them. Door safety guards installed on the hinge side of the door are designed to prevent children from inserting their finger or hand into the hinge area, and minimize the risk of fracture, laceration, and even amputation. Though quite traumatic and expensive to treat, child door-related injuries can be entirely preventable.

Please join me in protecting our children from serious injury and ensuring their safety while in day care. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HB578