Chicago city ordinance has been enacted that bans baby bumpers. Although there is not federal rule against baby bumpers the Chicago felt that it was enough of a public safety concern to enact the ordinance. Baby bumpers have been linked to some infant suffocation deaths. In seven months retailers in the city of Chicago are no longer allowed to sell crib bumpers in their stores. The Consumer Product Safety Council is investigating the safety of crib bumpers.
Source: Chicago Tribune