Yearly Archives: 2012

In Memory of Danny

In 1998, Danny was killed when a recalled portable crib collapsed around his neck at his licensed child care home.  KID is Danny’s legacy.  Today, KID has the same commitment to the cause we did when Danny first died. We want to prevent dangerous products like the portable crib that killed 16-month-old Danny from reaching the market in the first place.  KID has put child product safety on the national agenda through Danny’s Law, named in his ... Read more
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New injury data from CPSC on tip-overs and nursery products

Lots of injury statistics coming out of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week. First, be sure and check out their new infographic. (PDF)  A child died every two weeks in 2011 from furniture, TV and appliance tip-overs.  The CPSC gives tips on anchoring furniture and preventing tip-overs as does Shane’s Foundation.  Shane died in 2011 when his nursery dresser tipped over on him. Beyond steps parents can take to prevent tip-overs, ... Read more
Posted in Baby slings; cpsc; safety warning, bassinet, bathseats, car seat, children's product safety, cpsc, crib bumper pads, cribs, dropside cribs, drowning, injury data, juvenile products, nursery products, safe sleep, sleep positioner | Leave a comment

Help keep KID’s programs moving forward

Children across all demographics need safe children’s products and safe surroundings, and it is KID’s mission to make that a reality through growth of our outreach programs, increasing visibility of KID’s mobile site that includes a truly useful recall search function, and continuing to be the voice for families on child product safety as policy and regulations are developed and in setting tough new standards. It has been a year of accomplishments.  ... Read more
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CPSC takes action against makers of Nap Nanny, after 5 deaths

Today, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) took strong action and issued an Administrative Complaint (PDF) against the manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners, Baby Matters, LLC.  Kids In Danger, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America issued a statement in support of this strong protective action. The CPSC says that they were unable to reach a corrective action plan with the company that would protect public ... Read more
Posted in child safety, children's product safety, cpsc, infant products, Kids In Danger, nursery products, product safety, product testing, safe sleep, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New regulations and funding help CPSC keep kids safe

More than 2 million dangerous toys were stopped at ports and kept from ending up on store shelves due to joint action by CPSC and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2012.  In the past four years, since increased authority and funding was provided by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), CPSC has stopped more than 2,400 dangerous or violative toys and children’s products – 8.5 million units. “Proactive port surveillance, ... Read more
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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips from Kids In Danger

As you begin shopping for loved ones this holiday season, make safety a priority and follow KID’s shopping safety tips:   Check products for recalls on the go by visiting KidsInDanger.org from any mobile device. Look for markings or labels that show the product has met safety standards. Don’t buy toys with small parts. If it fits inside a toilet paper tube, it’s too small for a child under three. Follow product directions ... Read more
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KID extends outreach and education efforts

One of KID’s most important efforts is to reach out to inform parents and caregivers about children’s product safety and give them the resources they need to keep children safe. To that end, our team participated in workshops and events near and far recently. KID presented a bilingual workshop on child product safety to a group of parents in Evanston, Illinois. At the Senior Health Fair at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago we provided information ... Read more
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CPSC, Health Canada announce recall of PeaPod travel bed

CPSC and Health Canada have announced a recall of 220,000 KidCo’s PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds.  Stop using these products immediately. KID has been warning about this product since first learning last January about a death in December: a five-month old boy was found dead in the KidCo PeaPod Travel Bed.  His face was against the wind resistant side of the product.  We started warning parents and others about the dangers of this product ... Read more
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