Crib Bumper Pad Manufacturing Ban


The OMA worked this week with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) on SB 332 (Jones, R-Springboro), a bill that would, among other things, ban the manufacturer or sale of crib bumper pads in Ohio. JPMA testified that crib bumper pads and many other products are regulated by the federal  Consumer Product Safety Commission.  ASTM F1917-12 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Infant Bedding and Accessories, JPMA said, is the widely recognized safety standard for crib bumper pads.  JPMA asked that products meeting federal standards be allowed to be manufactured and sold in Ohio. OMA opposes state-level product manufacturing regulation, when appropriate national standards exist.  11/17/2016