City Council Bans Sale Of Bumper Pads For Cribs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Bumper pads for baby cribs will be banned for retail sale in Chicago.

The measure sailed through the full council by a vote of 49-1.

Ald. George Cardenas, who sponsored the measure, says too many infant deaths have been linked to the crib pads.

Youngsters have suffocated when they rolled up against the crib pads but didn’t have the strength to roll away.

The ban goes into effect on Oct. 8

Parents and caregivers aren’t forbidden from owning bumper pads. Nor is there any provision for fines or punishment.

In fact, this would make Chicago the first in the United States to enact a bumper pad ban.

  • taratom

    I am so happy this is happening! Bumper pads are no longer needed as they were long ago when crib slats were wider. Cribs are set at the highest regulations. No need for bumpers and doing this WILL save lives!

  • Rod Smith

    dont they have bigger worries than bumper pads to deal with? If families want them they should be able to buy them. I liked it just to keep the hall light out of my sons face when he was trying to sleep when I went to check on him.

  • john

    Will the same people that enforced the handgun ban in Chicago be the same one that enforce this law? They were so successfu at that. What a joke

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