Kids in Danger Blog

Welcome KID’s 2015- 2016 interns

At the start of each school year, KID welcomes a team of interns to the organization. These students assist KID throughout the year and allow us to accomplish so much more. Here are KID's new interns: Jessica Attas My name is Jessica Attas. I am a first year master’s student at The University of Chicago School of Social Administration studying clinical social work. I found KID when researching different work study opportunities on the University ... Read more
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How to use what you learn in a KID safety workshop

So you attended KID’s safety workshop Creating Safe environments for Children? Great! We hope that you learned a lot and were able to bring new awareness and resources back to your home or facility. If you weren’t able to attend a workshop yet that’s OK, you can still get a lot of useful safety information from KID by following us online or signing up for our email alert. That being said, sometimes the information can be overwhelming and ... Read more
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Let’s take some big steps for safety this month

September is Baby Safety Month. It was originally named such by the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association as a campaign with retailers to focus on nursery products and safety.  But others now embrace the opportunity to talk safety with parents and caregivers. This year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has adopted the hashtag #BareIsBest for their baby safety month social media.  All month long they are sharing messaging ... Read more
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Jordan A. Durrett: My time at KID

I started working for KID back in July 2013 and I have loved every second of it. I couldn’t have asked for a better organization to work for while continuing my studies. There is a passion and dedication in this office that is inspiring beyond telling. Knowing that I’ve been a part of that is an awesome feeling.In the little over two years that I’ve been working here I’ve grown so much. KID has given me opportunity after opportunity to do ... Read more
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KID and product safety by the numbers:

1998: The year KID started after our founder’s son Danny was killed when his portable crib collapsed around his neck in his daycare facility.19: The number of children we know have died in cribs with the same design as Danny’s.2-3: The number of children’s products recalled weekly.10%: The amount of recalled products that are ever returned or repaired - leaving about 90% of dangerous products in our homes or child care facilities or for sale ... Read more
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Happy Grandparents Day

Today is the day we celebrate the ones that help raise us, care for us, and give us an extra hand when we need it.Fun fact - the flower for Grandparents Day is the ‘Forget-Me-Not.’ So this Grandparents Day we are sharing some important safety tips to not forget when taking care of young children.  Here are a few things to not forget this Grandparent’s Day:Remember to register your grandchild’s product. It is the only way manufacturers will ... Read more
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Setting the record straight on car seat safety

On July 29, NBC 5 Chicago aired a report about a mom from Indiana that received an expired car seat as a gift from her parents. KID was contacted to provide information about car seat safety for the segment. During the interview, we mentioned the fact that car seats expire, in part, because of exposure to extreme temperatures; extreme heat in the summer, extreme cold in the winter.  However, since that time, we have learned that statement to be false. ... Read more
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Keeping Up with Back-to-School Safety and Recent Recalls

If it’s September, it must be time for back to school! It’s time slip out of swimsuits and into school uniforms and get ready for a new year of learning and growing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a great Back-to-School Safety Checklist. Here are a few highlights:If your child will be biking to school – or biking elsewhere - make sure that he or she always wears a helmet and that the helmet is safely in place. If they are riding ... Read more
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