SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Armed with a warning from the American Academy of Pediatrics, some Illinois lawmakers are pushing for a ban on crib bumper pads. The proposal includes setting state safety standards for the product.
The House as also endorsed a bill that wouldn't restrict sales but instead set state standards for the crib padding.
The AAP warned crib bumpers could cause infants to suffocate. An Illinois Senate Committee endorsed a ban in 2014.The bumpers are designed to keep infants' limbs from getting caught between crib bars; the product also protects infants from bumping their heads against side rails.
Maryland lawmakers approved a ban one year earlier.