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Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Today, we are celebrating our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. While we thank our volunteers, this week also serves as a reminder of the power of working together to better our communities. KID is a small organization, and we owe so much of our success to the strength and dedication of our volunteers. Meet a few of the fantastic volunteers who have worked with KID in the past year: Javier Poderos: I’m Javier, ... Read more
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Ohio Crib Bumper Ban Goes into Effect

This month we celebrated another victory for child safety, the Ohio crib bumper ban! As of April 6th, 2017, Ohio will no longer sell non-mesh bumper pads. This ban follows two similar laws in Chicago and Maryland. The Ohio ban will be the second state-wide ban, a trend that we hope will continue until crib bumper pads are banned in all 50 states. The bans were recommended based on research done by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on safe ... Read more
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KID Guidelines for a Safe Spring

Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a great way to start fresh in the new season. As a part of your 2017 spring cleaning, KID recommends the following: Get rid of clutter in cribs. Excess bedding such as bumper pads, sleep positioners, pillows, blankets, comforters, and stuffed toys can pose strangulation and suffocation hazards. When it comes to sleep spaces – #BareIsBest. Anchor your furniture. Injuries and deaths due to furniture and ... Read more
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Quick Tips for Window Safety Week

This year, April 2-8 is National Window Safety Week. We’ve covered a few aspects on window safety on the KID blog in the past, but this week serves as a yearly reminder to raise awareness about window safety and injury prevention. According to a Safe Kids Worldwide Report from 2015, about 8 children die every year in window falls, and another 3,300 visit hospital emergency rooms due to injuries from window falls. However, falls aren’t the only ... Read more
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New KID report shows injuries, incidents up in 2016 recalls

  On Monday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, US PIRG and Illinois Action for Children, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year marked a reversal of decreasing recall and injury numbers that the U.S. has seen in past years. In 2016, the number of recalls reported, as well as incidents and injuries associated with recalls, increased. The annual recall report, A KID Report Card: Children’s ... Read more
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This Week at KID

As usual, KID staff, interns, and volunteers have been hard at work. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to over the last week: All week: KID interns and work study students have been returning to the office after their spring break vacations. Check out KID’s blog to meet the 2016-2017 work study students from the University of Chicago. As KID prepares for this year’s Best Friend Award Night, the interns have been hard at work reaching ... Read more
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Lead Paint, Button Batteries, and More: 5 Recent Recalls for Poisoning Hazards

This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls on the week of March 19-25. In order to draw attention to common poisoning hazards, we’ve put together a list of a few recent recalls that highlight the dangers of lead, button batteries, and more. To keep up with recalls in real time, follow KID on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and sign up for our monthly alerts. These 5 products, and others, have recently been recalled for poisoning hazards: ... Read more
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New Study Shows Increasing Injuries from Nursery Products

As consumers, parents and caregivers expect nursery products such as cribs, strollers, and high chairs to be safe. Unfortunately, we at KID have seen time and time again how many nursery products pose serious hazards to children.  A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has looked at 21 years of data to investigate trends in nursery product-related injuries. They found that in the U.S., a child ... Read more
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