Madigan calls for halt to sale of crib bumpers

January 12, 2011 3:00:40 PM PST
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sent a letter to the juvenile Products Manufacturers Association asking them to act instead of waiting for regulators to decide if crib bumpers should be used.

Last month, Madigan urged parents and caregivers to remove bumpers from cribs.

Babies can suffocate if they wedge their head between the bumper and the mattress, or their neck can get wrapped in the tie that secures the bumper.