SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is encouraging consumers to use available resources to avoid purchasing potentially dangerous products over the upcoming holiday season following the recent release of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s 2017 Safe Shopping Guide.
“This year, there have been numerous recalls on toys and products that the attorney general’s office has found in an effort to prevent consumers from purchasing faulty products,” Mussman said. “This guide offers an excellent breakdown of which toys, furniture and household items have been recalled and how they may be harmful for children with easily identifiable photos and captions.”
To help ensure a safe and happy holiday season, Mussman recommends that parents read through this year’s toy safety guide, released annually by the attorney general’s office. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the guide, which includes information about toys that have been recalled due to safety hazards as well as safety tips about toys and games that pose a choking hazard for young children. Since January, there have been 68 recalls of children’s products by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Mussman is advising parents to be cautious when buying gifts both in-store and from second-hand sellers and websites like eBay.
“I want parents and caregivers to be well-informed about the items they may be looking to purchase, especially during the holiday season,” Mussman said. “This annual guide is something I use myself to make sure the presents I give to my family can be enjoyed with peace of mind.”
Attorney General Madigan’s 2017 Safe Shopping Guide can be found here. For more information about recalled products, residents can contact the Recall Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 or sign up to receive recall alerts directly at recalls.gov.