Kids in Danger Blog


Safety tricks for a safe and happy Halloween

Friday is Halloween – a great day for fun and treats. Use these simple tricks to avoid these safety hazards and potential injuries. Hazard: Jack O’Lanterns and decorative candles can represent very dangerous fire hazards when you have children in costumes playing nearby.Safe solution: Use battery powered flashlights and imitation candle lights to avoid open flames.Hazard: Costumes are not required by law to be any more flame resistant than ... Read more
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Meet KID’s fall interns

Every fall, KID welcomes several University of Chicago student interns through the federal work study program. Read on to meet our 3 new interns and the goals they have for the year. Are you also interested in getting involved with our work? Then please check out our volunteer opportunities to learn how.Miriam HauserA safety fact I learn at KID: " I didn't realize that soft bedding was dangerous for babies and infants!"A goal for the year: "I would ... Read more
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KID’s New Report Finds Child Product Hazards in Illinois Child Care

KID released the findings from a survey of Illinois child care providers in our latest report, Safe Products and Child Care: An Illinois Snapshot. We found that Illinois is missing out on an opportunity to improve child care safety.Although Illinois has some of the most progressive child care product safety and safe sleep regulations on the book, 49% of child care workers report seeing at least one recalled or otherwise prohibited product and 37% ... Read more
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Kids in Danger Founders Presented with Hope and Courage Award

On October 10, 2014, Kids in Danger founders Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar were honored by Lurie Children’s Hospital with the first ever Community Advocate Hope and Courage Award. Patrick Magoon, Lurie Children’s President and CEO, expressed that the award is meant to honor people who “embody the values of Hope and Courage as well, and their efforts [to build] stronger communities and safer, healthier environments for children.” The award was ... Read more
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Project Safe Child Walkathon Part 2

The Project Safe Child Third Annual Walk-a-Thon went off successfully, with great weather and great participation. Thanks to all who came and all who supported the event, and to the hard work of event organizers Michele Witte and Susan Cirigliano. The event which included t-shirts, raffles and the walk raised over $2,000 to help fund KID’s efforts to ensure child safetyThe event was held in memory of Tyler Jonathan Witte and Bobby Cirigliano, who ... Read more
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Project Safe Child Fundraiser & Walkathon

This annual event is a great example of how two families, the Witte’s and Cirigliano’s, have taken a tragedy and turned it into something that generates awareness about child product safety and much needed funds for the KID organization.  Keep reading for more information about the event and how you can get involved with this and future KID events.What : Annual Project Safe Child Fundraiser  & Walkathon When :  Sunday, October 12Where: ... Read more
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SAFE SLEEP TIPS FOR SIDS AWARENESS MONTH

October has been marked as SIDS awareness month in the US. KID would like to use this opportunity to review the importance of safe sleep environments for infants.  Below are our top three pieces of advice for safe sleeping for infants.Infants sleep safest in a crib that meets the toughest standards. Any crib manufactured after June 28, 2011 meets toughest standards in the world and therefore the safest place for a baby to sleep. It may be tempting ... Read more
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CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

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 other, forming different shapes through a strong magnetic bond. When these high-powered magnets are separated they are often ... Read more
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