Consumer Reports (CR), 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 mattresses under section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
This proposed rule would help consumers keep their babies safe by requiring all crib and play yard mattresses—including those sold separately and used as replacements—to meet strong safety requirements. The proposed standard would align with American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) safe sleep recommendations and address serious infant safety hazards raised to the CPSC previously by organizations including Keeping Babies Safe, Kids In Danger, Consumer Federation of America, CR, and others. Accordingly, Consumer Reports supports the proposed standard for crib mattresses and urges the CPSC to finalize it expeditiously.
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