Kids in Danger Blog


New Packaging Standards for Liquid Nicotine: A Major Victory Against Child Poisoning

According to an American Academy of Pediatrics study released in March of 2016, exposures to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid among young children rapidly increased between 2012 and 2015. In that time, the National Poison Data System received over 29,000 calls for nicotine and tobacco product exposures for kids under the age of six. Of these incidents, children exposed to e-cigarettes were 5.2 times more likely to be admitted to a health care facility ... Read more
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A Silent Killer: Window Blind Cords

On June 16, 2015, a U.K. mother, Stacey Clarke, put her 18-month-old daughter, Tianna Mooney, to bed as usual, laying her down in her cot by the window. This window had vertical blinds, two of which were missing--a hole that little Tianna enjoyed peering out of each day before falling asleep. Less than an hour after Tianna had been put down for her nap that day, her mother returned to find her hanging lifeless from the cords on her window blinds. ... Read more
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Safey Considerations for Jogging Strollers

After Pacific Cycle recalled about 217,600 Swivel Wheel Jogging Strollers earlier this month due to crash and fall hazards, we decided to dedicate a blog post to the topic of jogging stroller safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 11,200 children under five years of age sustained stroller-related injuries that caused them to visit the emergency room in 2014. Falls remain one of the single largest sources of injury. To ... Read more
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Rethinking Furniture Safety: Safer Designs for a Safer Home

After six children lost their lives and other children were seriously injured, IKEA finally issued a recall of millions of their MALM and other models of chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada. The CPSC urges consumers to contact IKEA for a full refund and to properly anchor all furniture to prevent tip over. KID applauded IKEA’s voluntary recall efforts, yet pointed to the importance of designing products for children and their homes that are ... Read more
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Hoverboards recalled by CPSC, 10 firms

It’s summer, and that means plenty of time for the kids to enjoy the great weather. Don’t let dangerous hoverboards get in the way of their fun! Following about 100 incident reports, Hoverboards have been officially recalled by 10 manufacturers and retailers. These incidents have ranged from sparks to explosions; the batteries inside the hoverboards have been known to overheat and catch fire, resulting in burns or damage to personal property. ... Read more
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Q & A with Ellyn Pollack from CPSC

With summer officially underway, families are heading to the pool to cool down and beat the summer heat. Obviously, parent and caregiver supervision at the pool is a must, but there are some very real hidden pool dangers that even an attentive caregiver can miss. We asked Ellyn Pollack from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to identify some pool dangers and offer some safe solutions for parents and caregivers.  Question: A lot of ... Read more
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The biggest recalls of 2016 (so far)…

Not only is summer officially underway but also we are halfway through the year! We want to keep you posted on some of the largest recalls of 2016 so far, which are listed below. For a full list of recalls, visit CPSC.gov/ recalls. To keep up with recalls, follow KID on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and sign up for our monthly alerts.   Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof cup 3.1 million units recalled, 3,066 incidents, 68 injuries ... Read more
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KID in China

The week of June 20, KID Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, took KID’s safety message to Beijing China.  Beijing was the site of the Fifth China – United States – European Union Consumer Product Safety Tri-Lateral Summit.  The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) invited KID as a non-governmental presenter.  The summit focused on the safety of e-commerce and it was to this that KID directed our remarks. Consumers, retailers, manufacturers ... Read more
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