A guide from the Illinois attorney general can help shoppers avoid buying recalled toys this holiday season. The Safe Shopping Guide, first published in 2007, helps parents and gift buyers keep track of a long list of recalled products. “In this current year, there have been nearly 100 different children’s products that have been recalled,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said. “That is the main reason that we continue, every single year, to develop a safe shopping guide, to make it an easy resource for holiday shopping.
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Madigan says every year, she’ll find at least one of those recalled products in her own home. This year, it happened to be a sock. “Even things as simple as safe-seeming as a sock, believe it or not, can pose a danger to your kids,” she said. You can view the guide online at: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/.