Advocacy – Local

Second-Hand Dealers Ordinance

The city of Chicago’s Department of Consumer Services launched a recall initiative in early 1999, calling for city agencies to make recall information more available to the public.

Later that year, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed Mayor Richard M. Daley’s second-hand dealers ordinance to protect Chicago children from dangerous products.

Recall Round Up, March 30, 1999 — [L to R]
Linda Ginzel, cofounder of Kids In Danger;
Caroline O. Shoenberger,
Chicago Commissioner of Consumer Services;
Eric Ault, Regional Director of the CPSC.

Crib Bumper Pad Ban

A doll shows how a real infant can suffocate on crib bumper pads

A doll shows how a real infant can suffocate on crib bumper pads.

In September 2011 the City of Chicago became the first governmental body to ban the sale of crib bumper pads, a dangerous and unnecessary product implicated in several infant deaths. You can report stores selling crib bumper pads in Chicago by dialing 311.

Once again Chicago and KID are leading the way to safer sleep and play for our children.

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Check with KID to find out how your community can do the same.

In The News

Children’s Product Safety Initiative

City of Chicago Consumer Services has announced the Children’s Product Safety Initiative to protect Chicago children from unsafe products.

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Council bans sale of crib bumper pads in Chicago

Aldermen act while federal agency still investigating cases of babies found suffocated.

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A Check-up on Chicago’s ban on crib bumpers

KID and SIDS of Illinois staff visited eight Chicago stores and called six others in an attempt to find out just how effective Chicago’s ban on the sale of crib bumper pads really was.

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