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Illinois: Bumper Pad Ban

You might not be able to buy those decorative bumper pads used to line a baby’s crib for much longer in Illinois.

House lawmakers have voted to ban the sale of crib bumper pads.

Representative Emily Mcasey of Romeoville sponsored the measure, saying they are a danger to infants.

She says they have been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and are a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation, or entrapment.

The city of Chicago already has such a prohibition on selling bumper pads.

The senate will now consider the statewide ban.