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Petitioning The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission)

Ban baby cribs with bumpers! The safety of our children should come first!

by Lavina Velasquez

29.340 NEEDED

TARGET 30.000 SIGNATURES 660 supporters

Clearly these days, human beings are preoccupied by their own safety. From their houses’ safety, their job, their health, relatives, family to their own lives. Even if, apparently, nothing seems to bother them, they are asking themselves, on a daily basis, if they turned off the lights when they left home, if the water was fixed the day before, if they locked the doors before heading to their jobs, and the list goes on and on. Certainly, these are just a few worries for an ordinary person. Things get complicated when there is a couple involved, or a family.

When families are involved, and the children are babies, or, at least, toddlers, mothers are crazy about their safety: if they are breathing while sleeping, if they will eat what the mother prepared, if they play safely with their toys, if the shampoo and soap used when bathing the baby are safe for their skin or health, etc. Is in the mother’s instinct to be like that, or, at least with their first time (with the second one will be easier).

One thing that the mother’s look at when buying a crib for the baby is safety and comfort (and, maybe, price). The most wanted product is the baby crib with bumpers, as the press writes: “Flip through a popular children's furniture catalog and you'll find baby cribs with bumpers — a padded piece of fabric that ties around the wooden slats, making the crib look cozy and cute”. Nothing strange here. Well, researches show that those bumpers are, in fact, harmful for the child ‘because babies can get caught in the fabric and suffocate’. All pediatricians and doctors say that those bumpers are dangerous and strongly advise parents against buying these products.

In fact, studies showed that 23 babies have perished over a seven-year span between 2006 and 2012 from suffocation attributed to a crib bumper’. They are, certainly, unsafe for children.

So, what’s next?

Banning them.

Dr. Oz, is a supporter of this cause and he states the following: “We want to prevent as many infant casualties as we possibly can, so we are asking that the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban these products”.

Babies are not aware of the danger they are put in, but parents are, so let us be in this together and #SayNoToBumpers.


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