Category Archives: illinois

Illinois Senate fails to pass ban on crib bumper pads

This spring, health and safety groups supported legislation to ban the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois due to the risk of suffocation.  The bill, HB 5348, passed the House and the Senate Public Health Committee.  But Friday night, at the 11th hour, the Senate failed to support the bill.  The bill is on postponed consideration and may be considered again in the fall.               HB 5348 was supported by a wide range of Illinois organizations ... Read more
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Illinois Senate to address crib bumper pad ban

This week a statewide ban on crib bumper pads will head to the Illinois Senate floor. HB 5348, the Illinois crib bumper pad ban, would ban the sale of crib bumpers. The effective date is January 2016, giving manufacturers and retailers plenty of time to comply.Still manufacturers are dragging their feet. The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JMPA) argues that current ASTM standards are enough to protect children from the hazards associated ... Read more
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Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

Update: HR 5348(McAsey-Pihos) passed the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee on 3/25 by a vote of 9-5.  Illinois residents can call their House of Representatives member and urge support.  Representative McAsey proposed a bill, HB5348, to ban bumper pads in Illinois earlier this winter. As many of you know, crib bumper pads provide no protection from serious injury in the crib and they have been linked to dozens of infant deaths.If this ... Read more
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Every 30 minutes a child is treated in the ER for a TV injury

The dangers of TV and furniture tip-overs are on the rise, especially as it is becoming more common to own one or more television sets per household. On average, 1 child in the United States receives emergency treatment for a TV-related injury every 30 minutes, while 1 child dies every 2 weeks due to these injuries. Between the years of 2000 and 2011 alone, there were at least 215 deaths associated with this type of accident. In a new study published ... Read more
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Update on crib bumper pad action in Maryland and Illinois

First the good news… Maryland’s legislative session ended with no further action on SB 618 which was an attempt to stop the ban on the sale of crib bumper pads which is to go into effect in June.  With that, the ban is all set to be enacted, starting on June 21, 2013.  You can find more information on the ban and its implementation at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene site. Here in Illinois, HB 3052 which passed a House committee ... Read more
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This week in children’s product safety…

Attention all Illinois residents! The Illinois House is considering HB 3052 which would bring the rest of the state in line with Chicago’s adoption of a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads.  Call your legislator and urge them to vote YES on HB 3052. To keep up with KID’s action agenda no matter where you live, join our KID Action Team.  We’ll give you the tools to be an effective voice in your community for children’s product safety.Monday ... Read more
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After child’s death, dresser recalled for tip-over hazard

Today CPSC and Gemme Juvenile announced the recall of Natart Chelsea dressers for tip-over hazard. The dressers can tip, trapping toddlers or young children.  The company will send anchoring straps to prevent tip-overs. In March 2011, 2 year old Shane of Barrington, Illinois was crushed by this dresser. His mother had tucked him in for his nap, but found him under the dresser when she returned. Shane's family continues to push for tougher standards ... Read more
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Another call for action on crib bumper ban in Illinois

The Illinois House is still considering  HB 4638, sponsored by Illinois Representative Emily McAsey of Romeoville. The bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois. It will be voted on this week.  The American Academy of Pediatrics, SIDS of Illinois, and Kids in Danger all warn parents not to use crib bumper pads.  On KID’s webpage are the stories of Aiden and Preston (pictured right), babies who suffocated on the bumper pad in their ... Read more
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