To encourage safe shopping this holiday season, the Illinois Attorney General has released its annual Safe Shopping Guide, which highlights hazardous toys, children’s products, and household items that have been recalled over the past year. The guide includes descriptions and photographs of each product. This year’s guide includes 34 recalls issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
These recalls include toys with parts that can break off and become choking hazards, toys containing magnets that can be extremely dangerous if swallowed, and rocking seats and inclined infant sleepers that pose suffocation hazards. The Safe Shopping Guide also includes children’s clothing that does not meet flammability standards, poses strangulation hazards or contains levels of lead. Additionally, the Guide highlights strollers that put children at risk of falling, and children’s furniture that if not properly secured, can result in falls, entrapment or other injuries.
The Attorney General notes that while these products may be recalled, families should remain cautious this holiday season since these products may still appear on store shelves, at yard/garage sales, and on secondhand sale websites.
If you have questions about products included in the guide, please call the Attorney General’s Product Recall Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 (TTY: 1-800-964-3013). Current and previous editions of the Safe Shopping Guide can be found at the Children’s Product Recall Guides page of the Attorney General’s website.