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Commissioner Adler and Staff Meeting with Expert Panel on Crib Bumpers

October 26, 2016

Agenda: Crib Bumper Expert Panel Agenda

Presentations (will download autiomatically when clicked):

Crib Bumper Deaths - NJ Scheers, PhD.

Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTEs) from Crib Bumpers - Bradley Thach, MD

Bumper Pads as a Factor in Sleep Related Infant and Child Deaths: Data from the National Child Death Review Case Reporting System - Teri Covington, MPH, Director

Crib Bumpers: Maryland's Experience - Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD. Andrea C. Gielen, ScD.

Beyond the IDI's: Dangers of Bumper Pads - Nancy A. Cowles, Executive Director, Kids In Danger

Time and Location: 10:30am-1:00pm, in the CPSC Hearing Room, 4th Floor, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD.


Additional Presentation Materials:

AAP Sleep Death Policy Statement 2016

AAP Sleep Death Technical Report 2016

Consumer Cowles CPSC Crib Bumper Statement

MD Baltimore Health Dept Letter on Crib Bumper Ban

MD Crib Bumper Regulatory Process

MD Gielen CPSC Crib Bumper Statement

NCFRP Bumper Pad Narratives

Scheers CPSC Crib Bumper Death Statement Analysis 10/27/16



Commissioner Robert Adler, Sarah Klein (Chief Counsel), and Jennifer Feinberg (Senior Counsel) will meet with members of the public health and consumer advocacy community to discuss the significant risk of injury or death associated with crib bumpers. Speakers will include Dr. Rachel Moon (Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of General Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine); Ami Gadhia (Assistant Director of American Academy of Pediatrics, Dept. of Federal Affairs); Dr. N.J. Scheers (Analyst with BDS Data Analytics); Dr. Bradley Thach (Neonatologist with St. Louis Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University); Teri Covington (Director of the National Center for Fatality Review & Prevention); Dr. Joshua Sharfstein (Professor of the Practice with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health); Dr. Andrea Gielen (Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy); and Nancy Cowles (Executive Director of Kids in Danger).

The meeting was requested by Dr. Scheers. For additional information contact Maureen Kentoff, Executive Assistant, at or (301) 504-7731.

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