Baby mattress ban bill almost law

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One mother has been fighting to end the sale of supplemental baby mattresses, a product she said caused her baby’s death. This life-saving bill passed unanimously in the New Jersey Assembly, but then got stuck in committee in the Senate due to lobbyists. (For more details on this showdown, click here).

After days of debate, the bill, which would ban the sale of supplemental mattresses in New Jersey, was finally passed in the Senate. Now, the bill is on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

To learn more about this momentous decision and how it could affect your children’s safety, read this Bamboozled column on