Madigan suggests parents can use it to check items already in their homes and while shopping for holiday presents.
"What we're very concerned this year, because of the economy, is that we're going to see more people shopping on the internet and shopping at secondhand stores where they may not be aware of recalls. They may not have taken products out of their stores or out of the listings on the internet," Madigan said.
Consumers can obtain free copies of the Safe Shopping Guide, including editions with background information in Spanish and Polish, in a number of ways. Consumers can:
(1) Download or view the guide on the Attorney General's Web site at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov,
(2) Request a hard copy via mail, free of charge, by calling the Attorney General's Recall Hotline at 1-888-414-7678, or
(3) Pick up a copy at any of the Attorney General's main and regional offices. The office locations are:
Chicago - Main Office 100 W. Randolph St., 11th Floor (312) 814-3000 TTY: (312) 814-3374
Chicago - West Regional Office 306 N. Pulaski Road (773) 265-8808
Chicago - South Regional Office 7906 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (773) 488-2600
Springfield - Main Office 500 S. 2nd St. (217) 782-1090 TTY: (217) 785-2771
Carbondale - Main Office 1001 E. Main St. (618) 529-6400/6401 TTY: (618) 529-6403
East Central Illinois Regional Office 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana (217) 278-3366 TTY: (217) 278-3371
Northern Illinois Regional Office 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 307, Rockford (815) 967-3883 TTY: (815) 967-3891
West Central Illinois Regional Office 628 Maine St., Quincy (217) 223-2221 TTY: (217) 223-2254
Metro East Illinois Regional Office 201 West Pointe Drive, Suite 7, Belleville (618) 236-8616 TTY: (618) 236-8619
Madigan also urges consumers to sign up for recall notifications at www.cpsc.gov.