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Safe Sleep Month: What is a Safe Sleep Environment?

October is Safe Sleep Month – a time of year when parents, caregivers and safety advocates come together to focus on one of the key safety issues affecting infants. We’ve found that a common source of confusion for parents and caregivers is the different types of sleep environments available, from cribs to bassinets, and whether or not they are safe. When KID was founded in 1998, there were no mandatory federal safety standards for children’s ... Read more
Posted in bassinet, cpsc, CPSIA, cribs, danny keysar, infant products, play yard, recall, safe sleep, standards | 2 Comments

Keep Baby Close – and Safe – During International Babywearing Week

October 2-8, 2017 is International Babywearing Week. Advocates remind us that babywearing is a good bonding tool, helps premature babies regulate their heartbeat and breathing by being closely attached to the mother, and allows busy caregivers to do other activities with comfort and convenience while still engaged with the child. However, to enjoy the benefits, follow these safety recommendations. Many baby carriers sold today must meet mandatory ... Read more
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KID Makes Connections at 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ Their evidence-based guidelines on safe sleep, car seats, and more have been crucial to KID’s outreach and educational work. When we learned that the 2017 AAP Conference was going to be in Chicago – KID’s home town – ... Read more
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Victory for Petitioners as CPSC Moves to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) took steps to protect consumers from a class of flame retardants known as organohalogens. This ruling came after KID, along with other consumer, healthcare, firefighter, and science groups, petitioned the CPSC to take action. This ruling marks the first time a federal agency has moved to outlaw an entire class of flame retardants due to public health and safety concerns. Organohalogen flame ... Read more
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Safe Sleep Tips for Infant Mortality Month

Each September marks National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. At KID, we take this opportunity to spread awareness about common hazards that contribute to the infant mortality in the U.S. The CDC defines infant mortality as the death of an infant before the age of one. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, the infant mortality rate in the U.S. still varies based on racial and geographic differences. One of the leading causes of infant mortality ... Read more
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KID Releases New Report on Fire Hazards

Last week, KID released a new report on fire and burn hazards within children’s products: Playing with Fire Hazards: An analysis of children’s products recalled for fire hazards from June 2007 to July 2017. This report aims to raise awareness about dangerous children’s products and promote safety. KID’s research revealed many things, but one particularly striking result is the increasing rates of recalled products. We found that an average ... Read more
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Celebrate Grandparents Day 2017 with fun & safe activities with the grandkids

Grandparents are role models, teachers, and caregivers in many capacities. Today we celebrate all the love, care, and hard work grandparents put into raising their grandchildren.  At KID, we recognize and honor the wealth of knowledge that grandparents have regarding caregiving. A good outing or activity with the grandkids is a perfect way to celebrate your care, love, and contributions to family. We’ve come up with a list of activities to do, ... Read more
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Car Seat Safety Recommendations for New Parents

Car seat safety is of top concern for many parents—and for good reason: automobile accidents are unpredictable and far too common, and even the most cautious drivers are at risk. Many deaths and injuries result when children are not restrained properly, so finding the right car seat and installing it correctly can significantly improve your child’s safety. When shopping for car seats: Avoid buying secondhand. Car seats may not be safe ... Read more
Posted in car seat, car seat installation, child safety, cpsc, cpsc recall, nhtsa, safety | 1 Comment