Madigan issues 'dangerous toy' list ahead of holidays

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is releasing a list of toys and children's products that have been recalled in the past year.

Madigan’s 2017 Safe Shopping Guide includes detailed descriptions and photographs of children’s products recalled in the last year – from popular children’s toys and games that pose choking hazards to children’s furniture and playsets that pose entrapment or falling risks.

Since January, there have been 68 recalls of children’s products by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Her office says the list is aimed at ensuring a safe holiday season.

“I’m proud my office has helped busy and overwhelmed parents make sure their homes are free of unsafe toys and products for the past 10 years,” Madigan said. “I am confident the 2017 Safe Shopping Guide continues that tradition.”


This year, some of the products parents should watch out for include the hugely popular fidget spinners that pose choking hazards to children as old as 14, toys and jewelry with excessive levels of lead, hoverboards that can overheat and catch on fire and infant clothing with snaps and buttons that can detach and pose a choking hazard.

Consumers can view and download the 2017 Safe Shopping Guide at Madigan’s website. For more information about product recalls, contact Madigan’s Recall Hotline at 1-888-414-7678. Parents and caregivers can also receive recall alerts directly by signing up at

The Associated Press contributed to this report.