Sen. Carlucci wants to stop websites from selling recalled items

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State Sen. David Carlucci is accusing some of the world's largest internet companies of selling children's products that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Sites like Amazon, eBay and Craigslist are allegedly continuing to list the products for sale. Carlucci has dubbed the practice "recall roulette."

To bolster his case, the Rockland County Democrat says he spent the past five months buying recalled items from those sites.

Carlucci says he referenced a list of 35 recalled items. Among them were an Xbox that had been recalled for catching fire and a Britax toddler stroller blamed for dozens of injuries.

"You would have no idea these items have been recalled because they (the websites) are not required to put that in," Carlucci says.

To address the issue, he is introducing a bill that would require companies to use technology that would weed out recalled products.

"I think this is an absolute no brainer," he says. "Why doesn't eBay do this already? It's so easy to do. What they want to do is look the other way."

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