Attorney General Madigan Releases 10th Anniversary Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

2017 Safe Holiday Guide
(Source: Illinois Attorney General)

10th Anniversary Guide Details Dangerous Children’s Products of 2017

By: Rosemary Piser

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)—November 22, 2017

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released her 10th Anniversary Safe Shopping Guide. The Guide highlights hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure a safe holiday shopping season.

The 2017 Safe Shopping Guide includes detailed descriptions and photographs of children’s products recalled in the last year – from popular children’s toys and games that pose choking hazards to children’s furniture and playsets that pose entrapment or falling risks. Since January, there have been 68 recalls of children’s products by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This easy-to-use resource can help families avoid recalled products on the second-hand market and items that may already be in their homes.

Attorney General Madigan says, “I’m proud my office has helped busy and overwhelmed parents make sure their homes are free of unsafe toys and products for the past 10 years. I am confident the 2017 Safe Shopping Guide continues that tradition.”

Some of the toys that the Guide says that parents should watch out for include the very popular fidget spinners. The fidget spinners pose choking hazards for children. Also on the list of recalled products include:

  • jewelry with excessive levels of lead,
  • hoverboards that can overheat and catch on fire, and
  • infant clothing with snaps and buttons that can detach and pose a choking hazard.

Consumers can view and download the 2017 Safe Shopping Guide here.

Source: www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov