Kids in Danger Blog


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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KID joins other safety advocates and applauds IKEA recall while emphasizing the need for consumer awareness

Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and IKEA announced the recall of 29 million IKEA Malm dressers responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents. KID joined The American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, The National Center for Health Research, and Shane's Foundation in issuing the following joint statement: “This recall is critically important to ... Read more
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Product Safety Priorities for CPSC

What should be the priorities when it comes to product safety? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) poised this question to the public as the topic of a hearing on June 15. As they do each year, CPSC invited the public to provide written and oral testimony on the priorities for the agency for FY 17 (starting in October) and FY18 – the following year. Twenty individuals and organizations appeared at the hearing to testify and ten ... Read more
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#Anchorit this Father’s Day weekend

Father’s Day is almost here! KID knows that fathers pride themselves on being able to keep their families safe. However, furniture tip-overs are on the rise and they are a danger that can be completely avoided. Every 24 minutes a child is injured from tipped furniture or TVs. Furniture tip-overs have been in the news lately because of the recent child deaths from IKEA dressers—3 toddlers have died since February 2014 from this dresser alone. Furniture ... Read more
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KID interns reflect on their year at KID

KID appreciates the dedication and hard work of our interns, who play essential roles in the important work we do. After a yearlong internship, Samantha and Amanda reflect on their time at KID, looking back on valuable learning experiences and taking pride in the difference they have made in keeping children safe: Samantha: I started working at KID in October of 2015. I can’t believe the year is already over! As a Master of Social Work student, ... Read more
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