Study shows increasing number of infant deaths attributed to crib bumpers
An analysis of data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Center for the Review and Prevention of Child Deaths found that 77 infant deaths in the US from 1985 to 2012 were attributed to crib bumpers, and deaths related to the bumpers increased threefold from 2005 to 2012. The findings in the Journal of Pediatrics also showed there were 146 injuries and accidents associated with crib bumpers from 1990 to 2012, at least 11 of which were life-threatening. Researchers noted that the AAP has been advising against the use of these products since 2008.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (11/23), Reuters (11/24)