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Md. officials to reveal findings of baby crib pads investigation

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland health officials will discuss their investigation into baby crib bumper pads, which some studies have linked to asphyxia and death in infants.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says several state and local health officials will talk about the state's investigation Tuesday morning in Baltimore.

Health department secretary Joshua Sharfstein is scheduled to attend with Dr. David Fowler, chief medical examiner for Maryland. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Baltimore City's health commissioner, also is scheduled to attend.

Sharfstein declined to comment on specifics ahead of the announcement, saying officials will explain their position on Tuesday.

Bumper pads are cushions that line a crib. Makers say they prevent babies from hitting their heads.

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