Recalled toys or products may still be up for sale during the holidays.
The Illinois attorney general’s office complies an annual holiday shopping guide to items that have been recalled over the past year. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says while the number of recalled items has decreased since she began releasing the guide in 2007, many of those recalls go unnoticed.
“Only about 10 percent of recalled items are ever actually returned,” Madigan said. “We know that there are a lot of items that are out there, whether they are in homes, whether they’re at schools, whether they’re in nurseries, or whether they’re on the resale market.”
The guide covers more than 100 recalled children’s products, ranging from wooden toys with lead paint to strollers that can cut off a child’s fingers.