The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s National Medical Center, and Parenting.com; all agree
that padded crib bumpers and similar products carry a potential risk of suffocation, strangulation, and entrapment.
On September 8, 2011, Chicago banned the sale of padded crib bumpers.
On September 28, 2011, Maryland proposed a ban on padded crib bumper sales.
Target no longer sells padded crib bumpers in their stores.