Dangerous toys outlined in annual Safe Shopping Guide

To ensure 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 item.

This year’s recalled products include baby rattles and bath toys that break apart and pose a choking hazard, toy planes and cars that children can choke on, crayon boxes that contain pieces of glass, toys and water bottles that contain unsafe levels of lead paint, and many other items.

The Attorney General notes that while these products may be recalled, families should keep an eye out for them on store shelves, at yard and garage sales, and on secondhand websites such as Craigslist and eBay.

If you have any 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 here.

Neil Anderson

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