In The News - 5 Most Recent Stories

CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

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For the past two years, there has been discussion of the dangers of high-powered magnets sold as part of magnet sets such as Buckyballs. Today, September 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to ban the sale of these dangerous magnets. These magnets are small balls or cubes that connect to each...

Bill to prevent infant deaths progresses, take action now

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Researchers and advocates looking for information on how to reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) as well as SIDS and stillbirths may soon have new tools for data collection, reporting and support services.  The full House recently passed H.R. 669, the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act. Specifically the bill will: Expand current data collection...

CPSC moving to a vote to ban dangerous magnet sets

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Almost two years ago, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) determined that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury associated with children ingesting high-powered magnets that are part of magnet sets. This was after a voluntary standard removed the dangerous magnets from toys.  Fast forward two years and federal regulators concur that a...

Don’t learn about recalls from your grandkids: KID’s resource guide for grandparents

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KID’s Grandparent Outreach Project is named in honor of Debby Sayah. Her grandson, Andy, was suffocated on a foam sleep positioner in 2001. This program is the legacy of Andy and all of the children who’ve been injured or killed by unsafe children’s products. Grandparents are one of the greatest resources when it comes to keeping...
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NEWS

In addition to providing information pertaining to our organization, KID provides brief updates on current children’s product safety information and events. For more frequent news postings, visit KID’s blog.

September 2014

CPSC votes 4-0 to adopt new standard for magnet sets Read more

July 2014

KID issues new report on summer safety. Read more

KID program director gives great advice to grandparents on what products to avoid. Read more

May 2014

Health & safety advocates join to support statewide ban on sale of crib bumper pads due to suffocation risk Read more

KID hosts BFA 2014 honoring Inez Tenenbaum Read more

Consumer groups respond to Buckyball Settlement Read more

April 2014

KID board member, Geoff Phillips, recognized with award Read more

Illinois House votes to ban the sale of crib bumper pads Read more

February 2014

KID report shows recalled products remain in our homes Read more

November 2013

Consumer groups praise Tenenbaum’s tenure at CPSC. Read more

September 2013

KID founders co-author op-ed on safety bill’s fifth anniversary. Read more

August 2013

KID, Congressional Representatives and others mark the fifth anniversary of landmark safety bill. Read more

August 2013

Consumer groups mark five years of safety. Read more

July 2013

KID shares safety information on TV and furniture tip-overs. Read more

February 2013

KID releases report on children’s product recalls in 2012. Read more

February 2013

KID joins Illinois Attorney General and other advocates in furniture safety campaign. Read more

 

EVENTS

Support KID Running Team with pizza on September 18th.

NVMRCharityBlueSquareCharity registration for the 2014 Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon is open. Join KID’s Running Team. The 26 runners who participated in the 2013 Naperville Marathon raised over $15,000 for KID. Read more.

KID will also have a team in the September 20, 2014 Run Forest Run in Aurora.  Join us! Learn more here.

RECENT UPDATES

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