Kids in Danger Blog

Advocates call for action on IKEA furniture tip-over

Today, Kids In Danger (KID), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Consumers Union and the National Center for Health Research called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to secure a formal recall of IKEA furniture responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents. In a letter to CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye, we urged CPSC to take strong, immediate action to better protect children from the tip-over hazard of certain ... Read more
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KID will host our annual Best Friend Award night on May 18. This year, we are honoring Lisa Turano- Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation.  Read the Q & A below to find out more about Lisa and why she’s our 2016 Best Friend How did you get connected to KID? I was an MBA student at the University of Chicago and Linda Ginzel had been my professor until March 1998.  Startlingly, Danny died in May that year while I was still ... Read more
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Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

Spring and yard sales just go together. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and help keep kids safe from unsafe secondhand products. Here’s a some second hand safety tips: Some children’s products, such as bath rings, baby walkers, crib bumper pads, and sleep positioners are ... Read more
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The one place you should look for product reviews is probably the one place you aren’t

Consumer reviews are everywhere these days. Before you see a movie, you might check out Rotten Tomatoes to see what other movie-goers thought of the film. Before venturing to a new restaurant, you might hop on Yelp or Open Table to read what other diners had to say. When it comes to children’s product reviews, many parents and caregivers visit or similar online sites to see what other purchasers said. It makes sense to visit such a comprehensive ... Read more
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Top 5 tips for home window safety

April 3rd- 9th is Window Safety Week. Windows rank as one of the Top 5 Hidden Hazards in the home according to the CPSC. Windows are especially dangerous because they can pose a number of threats to children. In 2015, more than 3,300 children were seriously injured from falling out of a window. In addition, window covering cords can cause strangulation. According to the CPSC, about one child per month dies from window covering cord strangulation.  ... Read more
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Food recalls: what products have been recalled lately and how you can keep up

It’s been a slow month for children’s product recalls, but there have been a few major food recalls in March that we want to share with parents and caregivers so they can keep the children in their care safe. Like product recalls, food recalls can be very hard to keep up because there are so many and once an unsafe product has hit store shelves, it’s very hard to get them back. Please note that we are only sharing recent baby food or formula ... Read more
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Lots of treats to be had this Easter, just not Kinder eggs

Since being with KID since 2012 I have been asked about certain products numerous times by parents and caregivers. One of these products is the Kinder Surprise egg, an Italian chocolate made by the Ferrero Company in the shape of an egg with a small toy inside. These haven’t been legal to buy or sell in the US since 1938 due to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which banned all candies embedded with “non-nutritive objects,” such as toys. The Kinder ... Read more
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Recalls drop, progress made in social media usage to increase recall awareness, but most recalled products remain in use

KID has been tracking children’s product recalls from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for over a decade.  It is a good measure both of what is entering the market that might be hazardous and the strength of our children’s product safety system – can we keep dangerous products off store shelves and out of our homes?  This year, we can see that stronger standards and oversight by regulatory agencies have had a measurable effect ... Read more
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