Chairwoman Maloney Issues Statement on President Biden Signing the Safe Sleep for Babies Act into Law

May 16, 2022
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2022)— Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to President Biden signing the Safe Sleep for Babies Act into law:

 

“I am pleased that President Biden has signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act, which bans dangerous inclined sleepers and crib bumpers that have been linked with hundreds of infant deaths.   My Committee’s nearly two-year investigation revealed that deficient safety reviews, unscrupulous marketing practices, and flaws in our nation’s consumer product safety system allowed companies to keep these products on the market.  Too many families have suffered an unimaginable and totally avoidable loss.  While nothing will bring back their loved ones, with the passage of this law, we can at least ensure that babies will no longer be put at risk by these dangerous products.”

 

On August 13, 2019, former Chairman Elijah E. Cummings launched an investigation into the recall of infant inclined sleep products that had been reportedly tied to dozens of infant deaths

 

On June 2, 2021, Chairwoman Maloney issued a statement following Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to pass a rule banning infant inclined sleep products.

 

On June 4, 2021, Chairwoman Maloney issued a statement following CPSC’s decision to issue recalls of Mattel’s Rock ‘n Glide Soother and Soothe ‘n Play Glider.

 

On June 7, 2021, Chairwoman Maloney held a hearing to examine the Committee’s staff report, which revealed Fisher-Price ignored repeated warnings that their Rock ‘n Play endangered babies.

 

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