Senator Brown introduces bill to protect infants
Senator Sherrod Brown joined several other United States senators to introduce legislation to protect babies' lives by banning the sale of crib bumpers in the United States.
Between 2006 and 2012 23 babies have died due to the suffocation of crib bumpers.
The Safe Cribs Act would make it unlawful to manufacture and import crib bumpers. Bumpers are marketed as necessary additions for infant safety although 48 babies have died as a result of suffocation between 1985 and 2012.
"Recognizing the risk these products pose to babies, Ohio took action two years ago to ban the sale of crib bumpers and help protect infants from suffocating while they sleep, said Brown.
This legislation has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumer Federation of America and Kids in Danger. The Senators' legislation would require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to enforce a ban nationwide.