CHICAGO – To help protect children this holiday season, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging local holiday shoppers, parents and guardians to consult Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s annual Safe Shopping Guide.
“For most people, the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and loved ones, but for others it also presents the perfect time to scam individuals,” said Slaughter. “In addition to not buying recalled products, consumers must also be wary of other hazards like lead paint.”
Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office recently released their 2021 Safe Shopping Guide, which is the latest in a series of annual lists of recalled and hazardous consumer products that include children’s toys, clothes and games. In addition to consulting the guide, shoppers should be sure to also review the product’s labels or packaging for information about a product’s hazards and safety guidelines. To access the 2021 Safe Shopping Guide, please visit Attorney General Raoul’s website at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/safe_shopping.html.
“Our children are our future, and it’s up to each of us who cares for them to make sure that they are safe and enjoy a holiday season to remember,” said Slaughter. “I encourage anyone who is buying a gift for a child or young person to consult the 2021 Safe Shopping Guide before doing so.”