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Last Week at KID

KID was hard at work last week travelling around the country to connect with partners and fight for product safety. Read below to hear what we’ve been working on: On Monday, Carson Gaffney, KID Program Director, travelled to Springfield, Illinois to attend the 2018 Spring Into Action Conference hosted by Illinois Action for Children. The conference...

Consumer Reports Adds to Growing Body of Research on Tip-Overs

Consumer Reports has recently released new research on the dangers of furniture tip-overs. CR analyzed thousands of incident reports from CPSC to better under the circumstances of injuries and deaths caused by furniture tip-overs. CR tested 24 dressers and chests based on current voluntary standards, as well as a test based on a more stringent hypothetical standard. Additionally, as...

New KID Report Shows Jump in 2017 Recalls

On Tuesday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois PIRG, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year, the number of recalls increased by 22%, while injuries and incidents reported prior to recall decreased from a spike in 2016. The annual recall report, A KID Report: 2017 Children’s Product Recalls and 2016 Recall...

#FamilyVoicesFriday — Ted’s Story

Today’s #FamilyVoicesFriday post is dedicated to Ted. This week marks what would have been Ted’s fourth birthday. However, Ted was tragically killed just before his 2nd birthday. Ted’s mom, Janet, remembers her son with these words: “Ted was a beautiful and carefree 22-month-old. He loved playing with his brothers and cousins and had a special bond...
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NEWS

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April 2018

KID testifies at the CPSC on agency priorities. Read more

April 2018

KID releases annual recall report on 2017 recalls and 2016 effectiveness. Read more

November 2017

KID joins with Consumer Federation of America to call for more action on deadly & unstable IKEA recalled dressers. Read more

October 2017

Consumer groups call for more action after another death from tipping IKEA dressers is made public. Read more

September 2017

KID releases report on children’s products recalled for fire and burn hazards. Read more

June 2017

Consumer groups call for stronger action on 1 year anniversary of IKEA recall Read more

June 2017

Shawn Kasserman elected to lead Kids In Danger. Read more

June 2017

KID joins other safety groups in urging consumers to use only hoverboards that meet the latest UL 2272 Standard. Read more

May 2017

KID interns, staff publish peer-reviewed journal article on choking hazards. Read more

April 2017

More recalls, injuries and deaths in 2016. Read more

EVENTS

Save the Date: Our 2018 Best Friend Award Night will be held May 3, 2018 at Galleria Marchetti. More information here.

RECENT UPDATES

Read the latest E Alert for up-to-date highlights.

Read the latest Recall Digest for the most recent recalls of children’s products.

 


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