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Madigan files lawsuit against crib maker

October 29, 2008 3:03:38 PM PDT
The Illinois attorney general filed a lawsuit in connection to a recalled crib that is linked to the deaths of two children.Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the distributors of the cribs did not stop selling them after the deaths and she is calling for a change in some of the government's recall policies. She says there is a problem with the speed at which recalls are announced by the federal government.

Madigan believes manufacturers shouldn't shift the burden to parents with complicated repair kits. She filed a lawsuit against the SFCA, which recalled select Simplicity, Inc. brand drop-side cribs. Due to sizing problems with the crib's hardware, the drop side can come off the tracks and create a potentially hazardous gap.

"When the CPSC announced the recall of 900,000 Simplicity bassinets in late August, 2008, SFCA refused to cooperate with the recall, despite the tragic deaths of at least two babies in these bassinets that were identical in design to the bassinets that SFCA distributed," said Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General.

Madigan is also offering a guide to parents that includes recalls for the last 13 months.

For more information on the recall, click here.

Illinois Attorney General
888-414-7678
www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

Kids in Danger
www.kidsindanger.org

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