Consumer Reports, the independent, non-profit member organization, welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a mandatory safety standard for crib bumpers/liners. We commend the CPSC for proposing a rule that would establish mandatory safety standards for crib bumpers/liners so that the products more closely align with medical experts’ safe sleep recommendations.
Parents and caregivers should be able to trust that all infant products—and especially those designed or marketed to be used for sleep—meet strong standards. However, the current voluntary standard for crib bumpers fails to keep babies safe and can give parents and caregivers a false sense of security. Accordingly, Consumer Reports strongly supports the proposed CPSC standard, with modest refinements to its performance tests, and urges the agency to finalize it expeditiously.
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