CPSC Staff Roundtable on Cribs and Other Sleeping Environments for Infants

May 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Bethesda, Maryland

On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 was signed into law. Section 104 of the CPSIA requires the Commission to study and develop safety standards for infant and toddler products. The Commission is charged with examining and assessing the effectiveness of any voluntary consumer product safety standards for these products in consultation with representatives of consumer groups, juvenile product manufacturers, and independent child product engineers and experts. The Commission is also responsible for promulgating consumer product safety standards for these products.


The purpose of the roundtable is to consult with interested stakeholders as dictated in section 104 of the CPSIA and to solicit input regarding the adequacy of the current voluntary and mandatory standards. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to briefly present relevant information, ideas, proposals, or concerns about current or future standards as they relate to the infant sleep environment.


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   CPSC Staff Presentations

   Non-Government Participants' Presentations

These presentations were not prepared by the Commission or Commission staff and are not official documents of the CPSC, have not been reviewed by, and may not necessarily reflect the views of, the Commission.
  • First Candle Presention (pdf)

    Marian Sokol, Ph.D., M.P.H., President, First Candle - The importance of providing a safe sleep environment for infants and reducing the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (pdf)

  • Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Presention (pdf)

    Michael Dwyer, C.A.E., Executive Director, JPMA - Improvements that the voluntary standard provides over the mandatory standard and how the JPMA crib certification program has helped reduce injuries (pdf)

  • Kids in Danger Presention (pdf)

    Nancy A. Cowles, Executive Director, Kids In Danger - Crib hardware failures, entrapment issues in sleep environments, and key factors for CPSC to consider in drafting a new mandatory standard (pdf)

  • Attorney General of Illinois Presention (pdf)

    Leah Wade, Assistant Attorney General of Illinois - Recall effectiveness with respect to cribs and other infant products (pdf)

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