Baby Pillow Maker Sues Federal Regulator for Alleged Overreach

An Oklahoma-based family-owned pillow-making business is suing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after it tried to shut down the company when two infants died after parents ignored explicit product safety warnings.
The lawsuit claims regulatory overreach and seeks to curb the powers of the CPSC, an administrative agency.
The legal complaint (pdf) in Leachco Inc. v. Consumer Product Safety Commission, court file 22-cv-232, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Jamie Leach and her husband, Clyde, founded Leachco in 1988 after their then-7-month-old child almost fell out of a highchair in a restaurant. Jamie repurposed her purse strap and safely secured the baby to the chair. Over the following days, Jamie, trained as a registered nurse, experienced a burst of creativity and made a safety wrap out of dental floss, tape, and a kitchen hand towel….

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