AAP, CPSC say decorated cribs pose suffocation risk to infants

Parents, this is a story you should read, especially if you’re using an older or used crib.

The Wall Street Journal (4/19, Beck) reported that, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, puffy bumpers, bedding, and stuffed animals all pose suffocation hazards to infants less than 12 months old. The CPSC noted 28 investigations following infant deaths where bumpers were in the crib. CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said the commission is revisiting the instances and warned parents using bumpers to secure them tightly.