Kids in Danger Blog


Child product safety in this new administration

With any change in administration comes questions about the impact on consumer protections.  When the political party in charge changes, the questions are bigger and with a new administration without a previous record in government -- it’s even harder to find the answers. Here are the questions KID has at the start of the new Trump Administration: Will CPSC get the funding it needs to carry out its mission to keep products in the US market ... Read more
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KID Honors Burn Awareness Week

During this National Burn Awareness Week, KID aims to draw attention to some common burn and fire hazards. Fire and burn hazards have received more attention recently due to the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Hoverboard recalls. According to the CDC, 300 children are treated in emergency rooms every day as a result of burn injuries. Another 2 children die every day as a result of burns. Our goal at KID is to help prevent these injuries and fatalities, and ... Read more
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Super Bowl Sunday Update from KID: Furniture Tip-Overs, IKEA Recall, and #AnchorIt Campaign

Over the past few months, we’ve heard more parents, caregivers, and safety professionals discussing the hazard of furniture tip-overs than ever before. Social media presence, efforts by KID and other safety organizations, and TV news coverage have all played a role in raising awareness about this issue. In preparation for Super Bowl Sunday – a big day for the #AnchorIt campaign – we wanted to update our readers on this hazard. Current CPSC data ... Read more
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CPSC Approves New Sling Standard to Take Effect Next Year

This month, the CPSC approved a national safety standard for infant carrier slings. Infant slings like the one pictured here are one option for parents and caregivers who want to keep their babies close but their hands free. However, slings can also pose suffocation hazards to infants by holding them in positions where their breathing or their airways are blocked. This new mandatory sling standard is designed to address those hazards, and will go ... Read more
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Trade In Your Used Children’s Products for Savings at Babies“R”Us

It’s that time of year again – the Babies“R”Us Great Trade-In Event is upon us! This is always a popular event – and for good reason. Children outgrow things quickly, and products that see a lot of frequent use can become heavily worn and unsafe, or even recalled. It’s important to take stock regularly and evaluate whether the items in your home are in good, usable condition. KID recommends replacing outgrown, damaged, or unsafe items ... Read more
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Chicago Banned Crib Bumpers — Will Online Retailers Honor the Ban?

In April of 2012, Chicago became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of crib bumper pads. In 2013, Maryland followed suit, becoming the first state to ban these dangerous products. In 2013, KID investigated Chicago retailers’ compliance with the ban by visiting and calling a variety of Chicago-area stores and attempting to purchase bumper pads. The results were encouraging; of the 14 stores, only 3 displayed bumper pads or had them in ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Riley’s Story

Raedyn and Erik were extremely protective over their 3-year-old son, Chase, and baby daughter, Riley. They taught Chase not to leave small toys where Riley could get to them, kept their kids away from foods that could be choking hazards, and thought all of the products in their home were safe. But on January 2, 2001, just about two months before her 1st birthday, Riley was killed when her Baby Trend Home and Roam portable crib collapsed. The portable ... Read more
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New Research: Many Advertisements Don’t Adhere to Safe Sleep Guidelines

If you follow KID on social media, you may have seen us discussing recent research on the role advertisements might play in safe sleep messaging. A recent study at the University of Alabama examined thousands of magazine ads for children’s products, including cribs. They wondered: Do advertisements featuring sleep spaces adhere to the safe sleep guidelines established by the AAP? The results were mixed – 35% of ads did not follow safe sleep guidelines. ... Read more
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