Kids in Danger Blog


Is a car seat a safe place for a baby to sleep?

 In April 2015, a mother in Oklahoma tragically lost her 11-week child due to an unsafe sleep incident while he was at a child care facility. As a result, Ali Dodd, as News9.com reports, “is on a mission to change Oklahoma regulations and she has enlisted the help of lawmakers.”Her son was put to sleep in a car seat on the ground in a room at this facility. Car seats are not meant to be used as a sleep environment for babies and many state ... Read more
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Easy Reference Guide for Parents

Happy Parents Day from KID!Today is a special day where parents should be recognized and supported in their job as parent.Being a parent is TOUGH! Here at KID, we recognize the hard work that our parents put in at keeping their children safe. KID takes child safety very seriously and wants to help provide parents with updated safety references to help our parents stay up-to-date with the latest safety tips and product safety news.Online Safety ResourcesCar ... Read more
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A day in Indianapolis with KID

KID’s summer Italian exchange student, Ludovica Chiappini, joined KID ED Nancy Cowles yesterday as they visited the Hoosier state to meet Staci Tober (Trevor’s mom) and Karlee D. Macer, a State Representative of Indiana. Below are some insights into their day tripYesterday, the 22nd of July 2015, at 5:45 AM my unique day began.I know, it is quite early to start working and it takes a lot less than three hours of driving to get to KID’s office. ... Read more
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Consumer groups urge more action on laundry packet safety

The safety of individual laundry packets is again in the news after Consumer Reports (CR) announced on Thursday, July 16 that they no longer can recommend laundry packets and urge households with children under the age of six to not buy them.Since the introduction of liquid detergent packets in 2012, there have been just under 30,000 reported cases of child injury due to this product. The American Association of Poison Control reported that in 2014, ... Read more
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KID releases new report on pacifier safety

Today, KID released a new report on pacifier hazards. The report analyzed data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that shows that some pacifiers can pose a risk to infants and toddlers.Pacifiers have a tendency to rip or become lodged while in a child’s mouth, which is a choking and laceration risk. Check your child’s pacifier often and regularly to make sure there are no rips or cracks. In addition, make sure you’re not using ... Read more
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Meet KID’s summer team

Ludovica ChiappiniMy name is Ludovica Chiappini. I am a master’s student in Government and Public Policies at Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome. I found KID through the International Student Company which offers opportunities of internships in the U.S.A. I was interested in experiencing a non-profit organization environment and I’ve always been involved in consumer’s protection and their rights. This summer I’m going  to work with Kid’s ... Read more
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Did you know?

Parents and caregivers have a wealth of knowledge from experience about how to raise a child with love and care. However, there are many things relating to safety that may surprise you.Did you know there were no requirements for testing or mandatory standards for most children’s products before 2008?The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, part of which was named after Danny Keysar, “...makes consumer products safer by requiring that toys ... Read more
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Safety tips for 4th of July celebrations

 As Independence Day grows closer, people are dusting off their grills, searching their closets for red, blue, and white and preparing to set off fireworks to celebrate the occasion. Many take a dip in the pools to cool off in the midst of celebration, as the heavy summer heat settles in.As much fun as the summer can be, it’s also unfortunately a prime time for certain kinds of injuries-- especially from things like pools, lawn equipment, grills, ... Read more
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