Category Archives: crib bumper pads

Ohio Crib Bumper Ban Goes into Effect

This month we celebrated another victory for child safety, the Ohio crib bumper ban! As of April 6th, 2017, Ohio will no longer sell non-mesh bumper pads. This ban follows three similar laws in Chicago, Maryland, and Watchung, New Jersey. The Ohio ban will be the second state-wide ban, a trend that we hope will continue until crib bumper pads are banned in all 50 states. The bans were recommended based on research done by the American Academy of ... Read more
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Chicago Banned Crib Bumpers — Will Online Retailers Honor the Ban?

In April of 2012, Chicago became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of crib bumper pads. In 2013, Maryland followed suit, becoming the first state to ban these dangerous products. More recently, both the state of Ohio and the borough of Watchung, New Jersey also banned non-mesh crib bumper pads. In 2013, KID investigated Chicago retailers’ compliance with the ban by visiting and calling a variety of Chicago-area stores and attempting ... Read more
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New Research: Many Advertisements Don’t Adhere to Safe Sleep Guidelines

If you follow KID on social media, you may have seen us discussing recent research on the role advertisements might play in safe sleep messaging. A recent study at the University of Alabama examined thousands of magazine ads for children’s products, including cribs. They wondered: Do advertisements featuring sleep spaces adhere to the safe sleep guidelines established by the AAP? The results were mixed – 35% of ads did not follow safe sleep guidelines. ... Read more
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KID Looks Ahead to 2017

Throughout the year, KID highlights major events, successes, and product safety updates in our blog. Looking back at posts from 2016 shows how far we’ve come this year. KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, visited the Dr. Oz show to discuss the danger of crib bumper pads. We hosted our most successful Best Friends Award Night to date, honoring longtime KID supporter Lisa Turano. We reported on the latest safety information, including updated ... Read more
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KID Celebrates Safe Toys and Gifts Month

The Holidays are officially upon us! As you celebrate this special time with your loved ones, make sure safety stays a priority. December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, and in order to celebrate, we have pulled together some helpful tips on how to give safely this holiday season: When in doubt, use the toilet paper roll test: If a toy, or any small, breakable parts, can fit inside a toilet paper cardboard tube, it is too small for children under ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Preston’s Story

On April 8, 2010, 7 week-old Preston died from suffocation in his crib. Preston rolled out of his sleep positioner and into the bumper pad in his crib and consequently smothered to death. This week, Preston would have celebrated his 6th birthday. In memory of Preston, we would like to raise awareness about the continuing dangers of sleep positioners and bumper pads. In September of 2010, the FDA and CPSC warned parents and caregivers to not use ... Read more
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KID, Dr. Oz urge parents and caregivers to #saynotobumpers

Just finished watching myself on the Dr. Oz show – never an experience I expected to have – but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share information on the dangers of crib bumper pads. New research  about the increasing dangers of crib bumper pads put this issue in the public spotlight.  We all want to know the answer to the question Dr. Oz posed: Why are crib bumper pads still for sale? I went to New York last month to tape ... Read more
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Let’s take some big steps for safety this month

September is Baby Safety Month. It was originally named such by the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association as a campaign with retailers to focus on nursery products and safety.  But others now embrace the opportunity to talk safety with parents and caregivers. This year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has adopted the hashtag #BareIsBest for their baby safety month social media.  All month long they are sharing messaging ... Read more
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