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updated: 11/26/2013 8:07 AM

Safe shopping guide features recalled products

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  • Lisa Madigan

      Lisa Madigan

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is releasing her annual holiday "Safe Shopping Guide" which highlights recalled toys and other items that pose a hazard to families.

The 2013 edition of the guide features photos and descriptions of nearly 100 children's products recalled in the last year.

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It includes a warning to parents about the risks of shopping online at resale sites where recalled products are still being sold.

An informal survey of past shopping guides -- in publication since 2007 -- turned up several items for resale which had previously been recalled. They include the Fisher-Price Play `n' Go Campsite figures -- posing a choking hazard to young children -- and McDonald's "Shrek"-themed glasses with dangerous levels of a toxic chemical.

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