CHICAGO – As the holiday gift buying season begins, state Rep. Fran Hurley is encouraging parents to check out the Illinois Attorney General’s annual Safe Shopping Guide that highlights hazardous toys, children’s products and other household items that could be a safety risk.
“We all want to make sure our kids and loved ones receive special gifts, but we also want to make sure that these toys are safe,” Hurley said. “Every year there are dozens of recalls, which is why it’s incredibly helpful to check out the Attorney General’s annual guide that provides photos, descriptions and clear guidance in one place on nearly 100 recalled products from this year.”
Residents can check out the 2022 Safe Shopping Guide online at https://ag.state.il.us/consumers/2022_Safe_Shopping_Guide.pdf. Featured products include headphones, bunk beds, basketball hoops, bike helmets, strollers, clothing and other items commonly found in households. Previous issues of the Safe Shopping Guide can be reviewed at https://ag.state.il.us/consumers/safe_shopping.html, and residents can stay up to date on federal recalls by visiting https://www.recalls.gov/.
“Particularly with the rise of online shopping and second-hand markets, it’s important that you double check and make sure you’re purchasing items that are safe,” Hurley said. “This is a great resource to utilize, and I encourage residents to share it with their friends and family.”