Kids in Danger Blog


CPSC releases toy safety report

In November, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Report for the year of 2013. The report states that in 2013, nine children under the age of twelve were lost due to toy-related fatalities, most of which occurred by asphyxiation. KID recommends preventing choking and asphyxiation by using a toilet paper roll to test small toys and parts. If an item fits inside a toilet paper roll, it presents ... Read more
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What you need to know about the Graco Stroller Recall

Today CPSC joined with agencies from Canada and Mexico to announce the recall of almost five million Graco strollers – sold for over 15 years.  The side latches on the strollers have caused fingertip amputations. Here’s what you need to know:Is my stroller part of the recall?The list of models included is mind-boggling.  The only way to be sure is to check your model name against this list.  Model names and date of manufacturer are printed ... Read more
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Stay Warm and Stay Safe

As the snow blows through the city and the temperature drops, it’s tempting to curl up inside and wait out the next few months. We here at KID encourage you to cuddle up with your kids, but while you and your family get cozy, consider these winter season safety tips to keep your children protected from both the bitter cold and hidden hazards of children’s products. Look out for drawstrings, which can be found in winter coats, jackets, and sweatshirts. ... Read more
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KID RUNNING TEAM IMPRESSES AT NAPERVILLE MARATHON

Nine members of the KID Running Team successfully completed their runs at the second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, eight participating in the half marathon and one in the full. Through this race and the earlier Run Forest Run 5K/10K in Aurora, the KID Running Team raised almost $7,000 to support KID’s programs this year, $4,200 from this past weekend’s run.Anyone can join our running team, and participate either ... Read more
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Support the 2014 Naperville Marathon KID Running Team

This Sunday marks the second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, and nine KID supporters will be running as part of the KID Running Team. Each runner has set a goal of raising $500 to help promote the development of safer children's products, advocate for children and educate the public about dangerous children's products. The team has already raised over $4,000. The marathon course will take them from downtown Naperville ... Read more
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Most-read posts on KID’s blog this year

Below are the topics of some of the most popular blog posts over this past year. Is there a topic you would like to know more about that KID has not posted about yet? Then please email Laura and we will be sure to answer your safety questions as soon as we can!Take a closer look at your baby’s pacifier- Pacifiers are an integral part of baby care, however, reports from SaferProducts.gov indicate that pacifiers are not without their risks. Hazards ... Read more
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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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