About Us


Kids In Danger (KID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children’s product safety. KID was founded in 1998 by the parents of sixteen-month-old Danny Keysar who died when a portable crib collapsed around his neck in his Chicago childcare home. Although the portable crib had been recalled five years earlier, word of its danger had not reached Danny’s parents, caregiver, or a state inspector who visited the home just eight days before Danny’s death.

Hear KID’s Executive Director talk on the Nonprofit Optimist blog about KID’s work.

Learn more about Danny and KID’s founding in this Storycorp interview between Linda Ginzel and KID Executive Director, Nancy Cowles.

To date, 19 children have died in cribs of similar faulty design. And portable cribs are just one of the myriad children’s products that may prove to be dangerous.

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