H.R. 3170 would ban the manufacture or sale of crib bumpers (padding that surrounds the interior of a crib). On the basis of information provided by the Consumer Safety Product Commission, CBO estimates that any costs associated with implementing H.R. 3170— primarily staff costs to enforce the ban—would be insignificant.
The bill would impose a private-sector mandate as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) by prohibiting the sale of crib bumpers. The cost of the mandate would include the value of foregone income from the sales of the prohibited products. The mandate would have no effect in several state and local jurisdictions that currently prohibit the sale of crib bumpers. Based on available information about the price of crib bumpers and the extent of their use, CBO estimates that the cost the mandate would fall below the annual threshold for private-sector mandates established in UMRA ($164 million in 2019, adjusted annually for inflation).
H.R. 3170 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in UMRA.