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Some crib bumpers banned in Ohio

Non-mesh bumpers like the one here are now banned in the state of Ohio due to the potential danger to sleeping babies. Contact the local health department for more information.

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Ohio’s crib bumper ban went into effect on April 6, 2017. This legislation, which was passed last year as part of Senate Bill 332, prohibits the sale of any non-mesh crib liners in the state.
 
The law allows the sale of mesh liners for at least the next three years. This means one cannot sell bumper pads for cribs that are made of non-mesh materials at yard sales or secondhand stores in addition to stores not being able to sell these types of bumper pads.
 
If you have any solid-material bumper pads, destroy them. Solid bumper pads can hinder an infant’s breathing and kill a child. Mesh material crib sides are still allowed to be used.
 
The Tuscarawas County Health Department offers safe-sleeping education and Pack 'n Play beds for qualifying infants through a Cribs for Kids program. For more information on the program call Nicole Dorsey at 330-343-5555 ext. 111.
 
Below is the wording of House Bill 332 as it was passed pertaining to crib bumpers:
 
"'Crib bumper pad' means any padding material including a roll of stuffed fabric that is designed for placement within a crib to cushion one or more of the crib's inner sides adjacent to the crib mattress. 'Crib bumper pad' excludes a mesh crib liner intended for placement between a crib mattress and one or more of the crib's inner sides.
 
Sec. 3713.021. (A): No person shall recklessly manufacture, offer for sale, sell, deliver or possess for the purpose of manufacturing, selling or delivering a crib bumper pad. (B): The superintendent of industrial compliance shall issue a notice of violation to any person found to have violated division (A) of this section.
 
Sec. 3713.022. (A): No person shall recklessly manufacture, offer for sale, sell, deliver or possess for the purpose of manufacturing, selling or delivering a mesh crib liner intended for placement between a crib mattress and one or more of the crib's inner sides that does not comply with consumer product safety standards governing such liners that are promulgated after Oct. 9, 2016, by the United States consumer product safety commission (pursuant to section 104 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, 15 U.S.C. 2056a, as amended) for the purpose of ensuring sufficient permeability and breathability so as to prevent infant suffocation.
 
(B): In the absence of standards described in division (A) of this section, no person shall, beginning three years after the effective date of this section, recklessly manufacture, offer for sale, sell, deliver or possess for the purpose of manufacturing, selling or delivering a mesh crib liner.
 
(C): The superintendent of industrial compliance shall issue a notice of violation to any person found to have violated division (A) or (B) of this section."
 
For questions contact the local health department.
 

Published: May 10, 2017
New Article ID: 2017170509945