Kids in Danger Blog


5 Steps to be a KID intern

This summer, the KID office was filled with volunteers and interns that contributed greatly to the organization. Some interns, like Paige Rendall, worked out of the office and within their own community to spread KID’s lifesaving message to parents, caregivers, and community organizations. Below are her 5 tips on how to be a successful program intern at KID. Interested in getting involved with KID? Great! Check out our volunteer opportunities ... Read more
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Reviewed for Safety: SaferProducts.gov

Everyone has their favorite review website. It’s your resource to make informed decisions about where to go, what to watch, and what to do. KID would like to add to your go-to websites a site that does more than just tell you which movie is worth seeing. This website, SaferProducts.gov, provides safety reports on children’s products, allowing you to report an unsafe product, and contains information that can help you make a decision that will ... Read more
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Protecting kids from lethal liquid nicotine

Traditional cigarettes are being phased out in favor of the modern e-cigarette. With this new trend however comes a new danger. Center for Disease Control (CDC) research shows that reports to poison control centers of child exposures to liquid nicotine– often colorful, flavored, and hence attractive to children – has skyrocketed in recent years. Earlier this month, Senator Bill Nelson introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of ... Read more
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New CPSC Chair and Commissioner

After being nominated in March by President Obama, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elliot Kaye (D) as 10th Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a vote this past Monday, July 28th. Kaye will be replacing Inez Tenenbaum as Chairman.  Commissioner Robert Adler has been serving as Acting Chair.Kaye served in Tenenbaum’s administration; most recently as CPSC Executive Director. Kaye spearheaded projects addressing brain safety issues ... Read more
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Shine a little sunshine on unsafe products

Thirteen … that’s how many deaths could have been prevented in the latest instance of corporate officers knowingly concealing a serious product defect through secrecy agreements.  Through secrecy agreements in litigation, corporations and manufacturers hide their wrongdoing and avoid responsibility.  Consider recent events:General Motors vehicle ignition defect has been linked to at least 13 deaths and many more injuries and went unreported ... Read more
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Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
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Meet KID’s 2014 Summer Team!

This summer KID is bursting with an awesome summer staff of people who give their time and effort to getting our life-saving work done. Please take a moment and learn more about our summer staff team in their own words. If you would like to get involved with KID, please check out our volunteer opportunities. To keep up with product safety news, sign up for our email alert  and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Nicole WitteHi! My name is Nicole Witte ... Read more
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New report from KID: Summer Safety

Summer is a time for children to explore outdoors and have fun.  KID interns Sophie Foster and Brad Groebe took a look at popular summer activities and consumer products that often accompany those activities and answers the question: how do children get hurt and how can we reduce the hazards without reducing the fun.  The result is Summer Safety: Product Injury Patterns for Children. Here's what we found: According to CPSC data, injuries to children ... Read more
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