Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.

House lawmakers approved a bill that bans the sale of crib bumpers.

The House as also endorsed a bill that wouldn’t restrict sales but instead set state standards for the crib padding.

The bumpers are intended to keep infants’ limbs from getting caught between crib bars and to protect them from bumping their heads against side rails.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned that crib bumpers can cause infants to suffocate. An Illinois Senate committee endorsed a crib bumper ban in 2014. Maryland lawmakers approved a ban one year earlier.

 

 

 

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