Kids in Danger Blog

Take safety on the road with you this holiday season

Around this time of the year our family and friends come together to share joy, laughter, and company. As a result, it is one of the busiest times for traveling. At KID, we want to make your holiday travels a little safer when on the road with children and infants. Remember:  the same safety precautions you follow at home also apply when traveling. Here are 3 reminders to ensure safe travels: Before hopping into the car make sure you have an ... Read more
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KID Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are only a couple of weeks away, which means that grocery stores and malls around the country will soon be filled with anxious holiday shoppers. Holiday shopping is a pain for many of us, but it can also be dangerous for children and families. KID is here to make sure that you have one less thing to worry about during this hectic holiday season. Thousands of children end up in the emergency room each year for shopping ... Read more
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KID connects with other injury prevention professionals at #MIPA2015

“We live in a world designed by adults, for adults, but kids suffer,” stated Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. This was one of my favorite quotes of the weekend, and something I will certainly share with others during KID’s education and outreach efforts going forward. Dr. Smith made this comment while introducing KID Executive Director Nancy Cowles and KID Board member, American Academy of Pediatrics ... Read more
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KID’s Safe from the Start program in a week…

It’s been a great and busy week for the Safe for the Start program at KID. Here is the peak of the program’s education and outreach efforts just this week: Tuesday We headed out to Gage Park High School on the southwest side of Chicago to present our safety workshop to a group of teen moms. Lola, the group’s parent educator said “the presentation was very informative. I wished we had more time!” Other workshop participants continue ... Read more
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Child safety advocacy on an international scale

Last month I had the opportunity to travel to an international conference on product safety.  The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) holds conferences both in the US and internationally to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on consumer product health and safety.  ICPHSO held the most recent Symposium in Billund, Denmark.  While many of the members and attendees are manufacturers, attorneys, retailers, ... Read more
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KID Tips for a Fun and Safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun occasion for children and parents alike. Soon the streets will be filled with trick-or-treaters dressed as ghosts, witches, and monsters. However, amidst these frightful costumes lie real dangers that are often overlooked or ignored and lead to injury. But have no fear; KID is here with some tips for parents and caregivers to make it a safe and fun day for all. Costumes should be close fitting and/or made of flame resistant ... Read more
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Understanding KID’s position on safe sleep

Last week, KID shared the following statement online via our Facebook and Twitter sites: "2 out of 3 babies who died while sleeping were sharing an adult bed, couch, or chair. Put baby alone in the crib" The response to the post was overwhelmingly positive. However, we can’t ignore the critical reactions to the information we shared. Most people who responded focused on sleeping in a bed with a baby, but it’s important to note the statistic ... Read more
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Q & A with Linda from Parents for Window Blind Safety

At the beginning of October, IKEA announced that it will only carry blinds with no cords or inaccessible cords in all of its global stores by January 2016. KID spoke to Linda Kaiser from Parents for Window Blind Safety to find out what this change means in terms of ongoing safety and what parents can do to keep their kids safe with regards to window blinds. 1.) What makes this move a big win for window blind safety? This sets the tone for other ... Read more
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