CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining safety advocates sounding a warning about the lack of timely recalls on products sold for children.
Madigan says parents need to be aware there’s a growing number of these dangerous products on the market.READ MORE: FBI Seeking Public's Help Finding Devontay Anderson; Feds Say Third Suspect Charged In Killing Of Jaslyn Adams Fled State To Avoid Prosecution
“We saw a significant increase in the number of recalls and injuries from children’s products just last year. And that’s after we had seen a pretty substantial decrease in those recalls.”READ MORE: CDC Eases Guidance On Mask Wearing For People Who Are Fully Vaccinated
Nancy Coles, Executive Director of the Chicago-based non-profit Kids in Danger, said their concerns reside in how long it’s taking some companies to recall the high-risk products.
“Pacific Cycle recalled two stroller models who’s wheels came off, after 132 incidents that resulted in 215 injuries because often both the child and the caregiver was injured,” Coles said.MORE NEWS: Tax Refund Delays Grow As Filing Deadline Gets Closer
Madigan urges parents to visit the Kids in Danger website, or her office’s website, to see what products have been taken off the market.