Kids in Danger Blog


CPSC Approves New Sling Standard to Take Effect Next Year

This month, the CPSC approved a national safety standard for infant carrier slings. Infant slings like the one pictured here are one option for parents and caregivers who want to keep their babies close but their hands free. However, slings can also pose suffocation hazards to infants by holding them in positions where their breathing or their airways are blocked. This new mandatory sling standard is designed to address those hazards, and will go ... Read more
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Trade In Your Used Children’s Products for Savings at Babies“R”Us

It’s that time of year again – the Babies“R”Us Great Trade-In Event is upon us! This is always a popular event – and for good reason. Children outgrow things quickly, and products that see a lot of frequent use can become heavily worn and unsafe, or even recalled. It’s important to take stock regularly and evaluate whether the items in your home are in good, usable condition. KID recommends replacing outgrown, damaged, or unsafe items ... Read more
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Chicago Banned Crib Bumpers — Will Online Retailers Honor the Ban?

In April of 2012, Chicago became the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of crib bumper pads. In 2013, Maryland followed suit, becoming the first state to ban these dangerous products. In 2013, KID investigated Chicago retailers’ compliance with the ban by visiting and calling a variety of Chicago-area stores and attempting to purchase bumper pads. The results were encouraging; of the 14 stores, only 3 displayed bumper pads or had them in ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Riley’s Story

Raedyn and Erik were extremely protective over their 3-year-old son, Chase, and baby daughter, Riley. They taught Chase not to leave small toys where Riley could get to them, kept their kids away from foods that could be choking hazards, and thought all of the products in their home were safe. But on January 2, 2001, just about two months before her 1st birthday, Riley was killed when her Baby Trend Home and Roam portable crib collapsed. The portable ... Read more
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New Research: Many Advertisements Don’t Adhere to Safe Sleep Guidelines

If you follow KID on social media, you may have seen us discussing recent research on the role advertisements might play in safe sleep messaging. A recent study at the University of Alabama examined thousands of magazine ads for children’s products, including cribs. They wondered: Do advertisements featuring sleep spaces adhere to the safe sleep guidelines established by the AAP? The results were mixed – 35% of ads did not follow safe sleep guidelines. ... Read more
Posted in crib bumper pads, crib safety, cribs, Research, safe sleep | Leave a comment

KID Looks Ahead to 2017

Throughout the year, KID highlights major events, successes, and product safety updates in our blog. Looking back at posts from 2016 shows how far we’ve come this year. KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, visited the Dr. Oz show to discuss the danger of crib bumper pads. We hosted our most successful Best Friends Award Night to date, honoring longtime KID supporter Lisa Turano. We reported on the latest safety information, including updated ... Read more
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Mark Danny’s 20th birthday by helping KID grow stronger

In 1998, 16-month-old Danny Keysar was killed when a portable crib collapsed on his neck while he was napping in his childcare home. He would have turned 20 this December 31st. Danny’s parents, Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar, founded Kids In Danger (KID) to advocate for children’s product safety so that no family would suffer the same loss. We are so proud of all that has been accomplished in the years since KID’s founding. We have achieved ... Read more
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Beware Holiday Ingestion Hazards

This holiday season, friends and family members will be searching for the perfect gift. It can be difficult to navigate the crowded stores and make decisions about which gifts will be the absolute best fit. At KID, our mission is to inform everyone about the risks and dangers of various products. This holiday season we want to reemphasize two products that have proven to be very dangerous for young children. Button Batteries Button batteries ... Read more
Posted in batteries, child safety, ingestion, magnets | 2 Comments