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Holley, McKnight, Kennedy, Mukherji, Pintor Marin & Wimberly Bill to Ban Sale of Unsafe Supplemental Mattresses Continues AdvancingMeasure Would Protect Babies At Risk of Suffocating in Cribs, Playpens
Legislation Assembly Democrats Jamel Holley, Angela McKnight, Jim Kennedy Raj Mukherji, Eliana Pintor Marin and Benjie Wimberly sponsored to protect infants from safety hazards posed by supplemental mattresses gained approval from a Senate committee on Monday.
"There is this perception that if a product is sold by a major retailer, it must unequivocally be safe," said Holley (D-Union). "But we continually hear stories of babies being injured or killed when a supplemental mattress is used in a soft-sided play yard. Manufacturers of this product are quick to deny the obvious harm, while retailers are focused on selling a product."