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You better watch out, you better not buy

Illinois Attorney General issues annual list of unsafe kids products

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has released its annual safe shopping guide ahead of the holiday season to alert families about recalled children’s toys, clothing and furniture.

The report includes information about goods that are a safety hazard and have been linked to infant deaths. Some of the items featured include choking hazards, articles of clothing that do not meet the government’s flammability standard and furniture that can injure children if not assembled correctly.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group also released its annual Trouble in Toyland report, which has additional information about potentially hazardous toys. It features goods that pose a choking hazard, and information about toxins found in products and which toys present a privacy risk.

It also cautions consumers that online stores do not always remove recalled items from their sites.

A complete list of product warnings and recall information can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, recalls.gov. Raoul’s office also has a recall hotline, 1-888-414-7678, for Illinoisans seeking more information.

The safe shopping guide can be found at shawurl.com/3c3y. The Trouble in Toyland report can be found at uspirg.org/feature/usp/trouble-in-toyland-2019.

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