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Council bans sale of crib bumper pads in Chicago

Council bans sale of crib bumper pads in Chicago

Despite objections from the industry, Chicago on Thursday became the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads due to concern that the popular products pose a suffocation risk to babies. The City Council approved the ordinance in response to Tribune investigations that found federal regulators have received reports of babies suffocating for years but have failed to warn parents or investigate all deaths. Bumper pads, which wrap around the inside of a crib and tie to crib slats, are frequently displayed in stores as a staple for nurseries. But babies can lack the motor skills and strength to turn their heads if they roll against something that blocks their breathing. ...

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