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: Driver Crashes At Touhy Avenue After Shots Are Fired At Car On Edens Expressway; Lanes Shut Down For Hours
“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.”
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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: University Of Chicago Police Officer Who Shot Man In Hyde Park Shootout Also Shot Student In 2018
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.