Kids in Danger Blog


CPSC approves new mandatory standard for strollers, but delays effective date

Since the adoption of Danny’s Law in 2008, CPSC has developed and adopted 12 mandatory standards for infant and toddler durable products.  The most recent is the Carriage and Stroller standard.  The commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt this standard. As required, this standard starts with the ASTM International voluntary standard.  In this instance, CPSC added a requirement to address head entrapment under adjustable grab bars.  ... Read more
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KID’s new report shows need for more work to get recalls out of homes.

Update: Check out the updated USA Today article , NBC 5 Chicago video coverage of the report, pictures from the event. 4 more children’s products have been recalled for safety hazards since KID’s recall report last week.  “Like” KID on Facebook to keep up with the latest recalls and sign up for KID’s email alert to get a list of recalls delivered to your inbox each month.  Today KID released a report, After the Recall: Dangerous Products ... Read more
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Join us for a fun-filled weekend focused on your child’s health and wellness – advance tickets only $8

With just 3 weeks until the Healthy Children Conference + Expo, KID is getting excited for the dynamic line-up of speakers, presentations and family entertainment. We encourage you to mark your calendars, buy advance tickets, and join us for this action-packed weekend of fun and education!Saturday, March 8:  10am – 6pm  ▪  Sunday, March 9:  10am – 4pmDonald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL$10 at the door  ▪  $8 in advance  ... Read more
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This week at KID- on the road, in the office, and out in the community.

Ever wonder what goes on duirng a typicaly week at KID? Read on for your chance to find outOn the roadKID ED Nancy Cowles traveled to Bethesda, MD this week to facilitate a strategic planning session for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). KID represents consumers in this organization and supports its mission to provide a forum for new ideas and information about product safety.  We'll also be participating ... Read more
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Update on CPSC actions

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC is at the helm of children’s product safety.  Here’s a quick update of recent and upcoming activity.Update:  CPSC adopts new mandatory infant bedside sleeper standard.KID’s view: In keeping with the timeline set by Danny’s Law in developing and publishing strong mandatory standards for durable infant and toddler products.  To date, 9 product standards have been published and two more have ... Read more
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Hidden hazards in our homes

It’s a parent’s nightmare: a toy or product they bought for their child ends up causing injury or even death.This tragedy was realized for the Munroe family this past Sunday when their 8 year old daughter and 7 year old son both died when playing in a recalled hope chest  manufactured by Lane Furniture. Reports of similar occurrences led to the recall of these locking chests in 1996. Yet, nearly 20 years later, dangerous products such as this ... Read more
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Stay Warm and Stay Safe

With the snowy streets and recent record-breaking low temperatures, it’s tempting to curl up inside and wait out the next few months. We here at KID encourage you to cuddle up with your kids, but while you and your family get cozy, consider these winter season safety tips to keep your children protected from both the bitter cold and hidden hazards of children’s products. Don’t forget to check the CPSC.gov website for product recalls. If you aren’t ... Read more
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Education, entertainment and more . . . for $10!

KID is proud to partner with the Healthy Children Conference + Expo! Produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this one-of-a-kind event combines an in-depth education conference AND an interactive expo floor to get you up close and personal with the experts! Saturday, March 8:  10am – 6pm  ▪  Sunday, March 9:  10am – 4pmDonald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL$10 at the door  ▪  $8 in advance  ▪  Children ... Read more
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