About the bill
Should the products be given the “bump” from store shelves?
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 …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Illinois. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2022
Length: 4 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 23, 2022 but was never passed by the House.
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3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
Apr 20, 2021
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Apr 28, 2021
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Feb 1, 2022
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Mar 23, 2022
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
S. 1259 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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.
This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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