Saturday, November 1, 2008

Recalled Baby Beds still in stores

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's filed a lawsuit against a company for allegedly ignoring a nationwide recall and continuing to sell cribs that can cause babies to suffocate.

Madigan criticized federal regulators Wednesday for failing to take aggressive action against Reading, Pennsylvania-based SFCA Incorporated. She says the company distributed Simplicity-made bassinets to Illinois retailers despite a recall of the cribs issued in August by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission says a flaw in the crib's structure has caused the strangulation death of at least one baby. Madigan's lawsuit calls for SFCA to recall the cribs. The Associated Press could not reach SFCA or its attorneys. The product safety commission did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

-NewsAnchorMomJen

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3 comments:

Maria said...

This brings to the forefront, the need for consumers to be informed and active prior to purchase. Impulse buying becomes incredibly risky!

Present said...

Thank you for posting this! It is for reasons exactly like this that buyers need to take the time to research what they are buying - especially when it comes to their children.

Anonymous said...

The article doesn't mention, but this tragedy only happened when parents did not assemble the bassinet correctly *and* when using it with children over the recommended age. It highligts the importance of always reading directions and using items the way they are intended to be used. Anything can be dangerous if not used the way it is intended.

 
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