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On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Baby Matters LLC announced a settlement of the administrative case CPSC filed late last year after five deaths in the infant sleep product. In addition to the deaths, there were 92 incidents in which babies fell partially out of the product into potentially dangerous positions. As part of the settlement, all Nap Nanny products have been recalled by the company. Unfortunately, the ... Read more
As the students at Northwestern University are finishing up their spring quarter, the freshman engineering students proudly presented their final design products. Four teams of students worked with Kids In Danger (KID) developing prototypes to address design problems that had led to injuries, deaths and recalls. Two teams took a look at recent recalls for infant sleep environments other than cribs – the PeaPod Travel Bed, Nap Nanny and others ... Read more
Early in 2010, KID learned of two deaths involving crib bumper pads. One was six month old Aiden in Texas, the other, 2 month old Preston in Alaska. These preventable deaths strengthened our resolve to warn parents about the dangers of crib bumper pads. KID had begun addressing the issue after the 2007 release of ground-breaking research by Dr. Bradley Thach showing a link between crib bumper pad use and infant death. Flash forward to today. ... Read more
Check out some pictures of this year's event. Join KID at our annual Best Friend Award Night May 23, 2013 at Fulton’s on the River in Chicago. KID and our supporters will gather to mark our 15th year and a new KID Best Friend.At the event, KID will honor Shawn Kasserman with the Best Friend Award. Kasserman, Partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, served as counsel for Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar in their lawsuit against the manufacturer and licensor ... Read more
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day when many of us delight in our children and our moms. It is reminder of the precious gift of children – and a chance for those children to honor their mothers for the daily tasks, the big sacrifices and the bountiful love they give. But this year, Sunday also marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Danny Keysar. Danny died when he was sixteen months old when the portable crib he slept in at child care ... Read more
When Danny Keysar died, both his parents and his caregiver were shocked to find the product had been previously recalled and Danny wasn't the first child to die. A key part of KID’s mission is to educate parents and caregivers about unsafe products. We do this in a variety of ways but one of the most successful is through safety workshops. The presentation is interactive and completely customizable. Our goal is to have participants leave the ... Read more
National Volunteer Week gives us here at KID a great opportunity to sit back and reflect on all the great work our volunteers do for the KID organization every day. In March alone, volunteers served a total of 135 hours and that number only looks to grow in April and May as we prepare for our annual fundraiser, the Best Friend Award Night. Volunteers have completed all kinds of tasks for us this past month. Some highlights include:The redesign of ... Read more
First the good news… Maryland’s legislative session ended with no further action on SB 618 which was an attempt to stop the ban on the sale of crib bumper pads which is to go into effect in June. With that, the ban is all set to be enacted, starting on June 21, 2013. You can find more information on the ban and its implementation at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene site. Here in Illinois, HB 3052 which passed a House committee ... Read more