Kids in Danger Blog


A Closer Look SaferProducts.gov

KID recently took a look through the SaferProducts.gov posting board to see what consumers were talking about. We noticed some interesting patterns to watch out for so you and your loved ones can stay safe from these potential hazards. There were 30 children’s product-related consumer reports in the month of December.  The incidents ranged from safety failures of strollers to toys causing bruising, cuts, or pulling out hair. There were many ... Read more
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Give back and make a difference with KID

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a symbol of giving back and making a difference. The day offers a great opportunity to give back to your community. KID has a variety of options for involvement; you play an important role in keeping kids safe. Here are some ideas to get you started:Share KID’s lifesaving message with friends and family.  Use your own social media accounts to urge them to follow KID on Facebook or Twitter , to use our mobile ... Read more
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January Journal

Nancy Cowles, KID’s Executive Director, spent time this week at standard setting meetings for the ASTM International Toy Safety subcommittee.  These are her notes from the week:Monday, January 5, 2015:KID’s email alert went out for January – meanwhile, I headed north (brrr) to Ottawa, Ontario for the meeting of the Toy Safety subcommittee of ASTM International.  This group develops the standard (F963) that addresses safety in toys.  Unlike ... Read more
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Product Safety Trends for 2015

The New Year has arrived, and KID’s resolution is to continue protecting children from dangerous products. We are excited for all of the possibilities that 2015 brings for us! This year, you can expect to see KID working on…Protecting Children from Adult Hazards: There have been numerous incidents of curious children ingesting and being injured by dangerous products such as laundry pods, button batteries, and liquid nicotine. KID hopes to see ... Read more
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Danny’s 18th Birthday

This Wednesday, on the last day of 2014, Danny Keysar would be turning 18.  A young adult, planning his next steps to college to fulfill the potential all parents see in their children.  But Danny isn’t here – he died before his second birthday in a poorly designed, inadequately tested, recalled portable crib.  His parents founded KID as Danny’s legacy to keep other children safe. KID’s work is done to honor the memory of Danny and other ... Read more
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KID joins partners to promote child product safety

At KID, we pride ourselves on giving a voice to parents and caregivers by giving them a seat at the table to ensure safety is the first priority when it comes to children’s products. However, the strength of our voice and the impact of our efforts are significantly increased when other advocates and partners in safety join their voices with ours. Over the past month, KID has teamed up with the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois PIRG ... Read more
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Young Engineers Develop New Child Product Safety Designs

Did you know that 25% of the 5,160 people who experience microwave-related burns annually are children under the age of 36 months? In fact, children often can easily open a microwave door and remove the bowl, putting them at risk for spilling scalding hot liquid on themselves. Student engineers at Northwestern and University of Michigan were not aware either until KID posed this question: How can we make microwaves functional for older users, but ... Read more
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What NOT to buy this season

There are countless advertisements and promotions telling you all the things you should buy this season, but little attention is given to informing parents and caregivers about the dangerous products they should avoid purchasing over the holidays. KID has listed a few of these products to avoid below.  To see the potential safety hazards of all products, visit www.kidsindanger.org/product-hazards/Hazard: Fall Culprit: Walkers Instead of purchasing ... Read more
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