The Chicago Tribune (3/30, Gabler) reported there are "at least 17 cases where the Consumer Product Safety Commission did not investigate a child's death, even though the agency had reports on file suggesting bumper pads" in cribs "played roles in the fatalities."
The Chicago Tribune "looked into some of the cases and found that
medical examiners and coroners said bumper pads were involved in the suffocations.
" Now the CPSC "is in the midst of trying to decide if the popular
nursery products are safe, yet is doing so without having investigated
all deaths that involved bumpers, which tie around crib slats."