Kids in Danger Blog


Family Voices Friday: Preston’s Story

Today’s #FamilyVoicesFriday is dedicated to Preston, who would have turned 8 years old tomorrow. At just seven weeks old, Preston died in his crib when he rolled out of a sleep positioner and against the bumper pads in his crib. Preston was the second addition to a loving family in Alaska. His mom recalls the events of his death to KID: they had taken the usual steps when putting Preston to bed. They turned on the baby monitor, swaddled Preston, ... Read more
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Infant Sling Carriers: CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard

Attention sling users, CPSC's new standard for slings has gone into effect as of January 30th. This new standard is an update of the standard adopted last year by CPSC for infant carrier slings. Infant carrier slings can pose a suffocation risk to infants, and so the new standard focuses on suffocation hazard warning labels. It's been reported that between January 2003 and September 2016, 159 incidents happened involving sling carriers, including ... Read more
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Secure Your TV to Prevent Tip-Overs

As many families gather for this weekend's big game, take time to check your TV is secured to avoid a tip-over. Securing the TV is an often-overlooked safety check for parents and caregivers of young children. Increasingly, TV tip-overs have been reported to lead to serious head injuries, broken bones, and even death. In fact, one child dies in the U.S. due to TV tip-overs every three weeks. Any type of TV can pose a tip-over risk. Flat screen TVs ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Remembering Bobby

When Bobby was just six months old, he was fatally entrapped and strangled by the rail of his drop-side crib. Today, this post is dedicated to Bobby and the work his family has done to ensure that no other family would have to lose their child to an unsafe crib. When the side rail of Bobby’s drop-side crib came loose to entrap and suffocate him, his parents thought it was a sad and unfortunate accident. It was when the Long Island couple ... Read more
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Child Safety Victory: Window Coverings Going Cordless

A recent decision by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association has required for the first time that all new blinds will be cordless – the only way to prevent strangulations. Here’s everything you need to know about the decision, why it’s important, and the work that remains to be done. 1. Child strangulation by window blind cords is more common than you might think Window pull strings and cords have been labeled an “insidious hazard” ... Read more
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Creating a Safe Baby Registry

Many expanding families rely on baby registries to stay organized and get everything they need for their new child. Many websites offer comprehensive lists of the “essentials.” However, we receive many questions from expectant parents about making sure that they only register for the safest products. Follow these tips when selecting products for your registry: Cribs and other sleep products Whether you are shopping for a crib yourself ... Read more
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CPSC Releases Report on Nursery Product Incidents

Every year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) releases a report with updated data on injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. In a change from past reports, CPSC Started last year including only non-incidental injuries, meaning the product was directly involved in the injury or death, whether or not the product was the actual cause of the injury. The report finds that the amount of emergency department-treated injuries ... Read more
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Honoring Danny’s 21 st Birthday

This New Years Eve at KID, we are recognizing the 21st birthday of Danny Keysar. It’s impossible for us to know how Danny would be celebrating this milestone – he was taken from his family at 16 months by an unsafe crib. At the time, the childcare facility where Danny was fatally entrapped had no idea that Danny’s crib had been recalled 5 years earlier. Danny was the crib’s 5th victim, and in total 19 children died in cribs of that ... Read more
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