Infant pillows and infant cushions that meet the criteria stated in 16 CFR § 1500.18(a)(16) are banned.
The infant pillow or cushion is banned if it:
- Has a flexible fabric covering. The term fabric includes those materials covered by the definition of “fabric” in section 2(f) of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 15 U.S.C. 1191(f).
- Is loosely filled with a granular material, including but not limited to, polystyrene beads or pellets.
- Is easily flattened.
- Is capable of conforming to the body or face of an infant.
- Is intended or promoted for use by children under one year of age.
If, however, your pillow is something like a “nursing pillow” stuffed with poly-fill, it may be exempted from the ban per 16 CFR § 1500.86(a)(9).
Children’s pillow’s must comply with additional requirements under the CPSIA.