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  • Twenty years since Danny’s death

    Posted on May 11, 2018

    Today marks twenty years since Danny Keysar’s death. On May 12, 1998, 16-month-old Daniel Keysar was strangled to death at his licensed childcare facility when a Playskool Travel-Lite portable crib collapsed, trapping his neck in the “V” of its folded… Read More

  • 2018 Best Friend Award Honoring KID Founders

    Posted on April 30, 2018

    This week, KID will be holding our annual Best Friend Award Night, marking our 20th anniversary! Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s products, and highlights the contributions of… Read More

  • Last Week at KID

    Posted on April 19, 2018

    KID was hard at work last week travelling around the country to connect with partners and fight for product safety. Read below to hear what we’ve been working on: On Monday, Carson Gaffney, KID Program Director, travelled to Springfield, Illinois… Read More

  • Consumer Reports Adds to Growing Body of Research on Tip-Overs

    Posted on April 13, 2018

    Consumer Reports has recently released new research on the dangers of furniture tip-overs. CR analyzed thousands of incident reports from CPSC to better under the circumstances of injuries and deaths caused by furniture tip-overs. CR tested 24 dressers and chests based on current voluntary… Read More

  • New KID Report Shows Jump in 2017 Recalls

    Posted on April 3, 2018

    On Tuesday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois PIRG, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year, the number of recalls increased by 22%, while injuries and incidents reported prior to recall decreased from a… Read More

  • #FamilyVoicesFriday — Ted’s Story

    Posted on March 30, 2018

    Today’s #FamilyVoicesFriday post is dedicated to Ted. This week marks what would have been Ted’s fourth birthday. However, Ted was tragically killed just before his 2nd birthday. Ted’s mom, Janet, remembers her son with these words: “Ted was a beautiful… Read More

  • #PreventPoison during National Poison Prevention Week

    Posted on March 23, 2018

    March 18th – March 24th is National Poison Prevention Week. In addition to our work keeping poisons out of products, KID participates in awareness campaign such as this to educate caregivers and protect children from poisoning hazards. It can be… Read More

  • Happy Anniversary to SaferProducts.gov

    Posted on March 12, 2018

    This week marks the seventh anniversary of the implementation of a groundbreaking idea – SaferProducts.gov went live on March 11, 2011.  This database of consumer reports catalogs incidents with consumer products – everything from worrying about a possible hazard to… Read More

  • Recent Activities at KID

    Posted on March 2, 2018

    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 past few weeks: KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, attended the 2018 ICPHSO symposium. KID has been attending… Read More

  • CSPC Sues to Get B.O.B. Strollers Recalled

    Posted on February 19, 2018

    Late last week, the US CPSC voted 3-1 to file suit against Britax to force action on B.O.B. jogging strollers made prior to 2015. According to the complaint, these strollers have caused injury to both children and adults when the… Read More

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