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S. 1259: Safe Cribs Act

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Cribs for babies and infants used to have the slats spaced further apart. As a result, they would often include — or parents would choose to separately buy — cotton pads called “crib bumpers,” to prevent the child’s head from falling through that space.

But in recent years, cribs are now designed with the slats spaced closer together, eliminating the need for bumper pads. Yet some parents still use them anyway, either for aesthetic reasons, or to prevent a child’s arms or legs from going through the open space between slats. (Although that arm or leg issue is more of a nuisance than an actual threat of serious injury or death.)

Between 1985 and 2012, 48 babies and infants ...

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Tammy Duckworth

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Apr 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Apr 28, 2021

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 28, 2021.


2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)

11% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 20, 2021

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Apr 28, 2021
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S. 1259 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1259. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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