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Blumenthal Applauds Passage of Bill Banning Dangerous Infant Sleeping Products From the Market

Safe sleep legislation passed by Congress is expected to be signed by President Biden into law

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chair of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation he led in the Senate to ban the sale of inclined infant sleepers:

“I applaud Congress for passing legislation I have long championed to ban deadly infant inclined sleeper products. These highly dangerous products have no place on store shelves and in homes where they have already led to tragic loss for hundreds of families. I look forward to the President signing this important product safety measure into law to protect children and give parents the peace of mind they deserve.”

Blumenthal was a lead sponsor of the Safe Sleep for Babies Act in the Senate. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act in June 2021, which also included legislation Blumenthal cosponsored to make it unlawful to manufacture and import crib bumpers.