IL AG criticizes gov't handling of recalls

April 21, 2009 3:34:12 PM PDT
State leaders, including Attorney General Lisa Madigan, say the federal government could do a better job with recalls involving children's products.Some recalled items were on display at the Thompson Center.

The group kids in danger examined the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls of 2008 and found that 48 percent of them involved childrens' products.

Many were not removed from store shelves fast enough.

Madigan says this illustrates that the recall procedures in the U.S. are not effective.

"There need to be remedies that are designed to actually remove those products from home and care givers facilities. and we have to take action to prevent the resale of these dangerous products," said Lisa Madigan, Illinois attorney general.

The study recommends that the CPSC should require more effort from companies to retrieve or fix the faulty products.


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