Watchung, NJ, bans sale of baby crib bumpers

- If you shop in Watchung, New Jersey, you will no longer be able to buy crib baby bumpers at any store in town. The borough council passed a new ordinance banning the sale of any type of crib baby bumpers,

The ban affects 12 stores including Walmart, Target and Babies R Us. If retailers don't abide by the ban, they could be fined up to $2,500 per sale.

Watchung is not the first community to ban baby bumpers.

Dr. Daniel Herman, a Pediatrician with Summit Medical Group, tells his patients to not use baby bumpers because of the risk to the baby.

We contacted Walmart, Target and Babies R Us. Babies R Us says it will abide by the ban.

Target says it is waiting to get a look at the ordinance.

Walmart has not responded.

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