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Kids in Danger Founders Presented with Hope and Courage Award

On October 10, 2014, Kids in Danger founders Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar were honored by Lurie Children’s Hospital with the first ever Community Advocate Hope and Courage Award. Patrick Magoon, Lurie Children’s President and CEO, expressed that the award is meant to honor people who “embody the values of Hope and Courage as well, and their efforts [to build] stronger communities and safer, healthier environments for children.” The award was ... Read more
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Project Safe Child Walkathon Part 2

The Project Safe Child Third Annual Walk-a-Thon went off successfully, with great weather and great participation. Thanks to all who came and all who supported the event, and to the hard work of event organizers Michele Witte and Susan Cirigliano. The event which included t-shirts, raffles and the walk raised over $2,000 to help fund KID’s efforts to ensure child safetyThe event was held in memory of Tyler Jonathan Witte and Bobby Cirigliano, who ... Read more
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Project Safe Child Fundraiser & Walkathon

This annual event is a great example of how two families, the Witte’s and Cirigliano’s, have taken a tragedy and turned it into something that generates awareness about child product safety and much needed funds for the KID organization.  Keep reading for more information about the event and how you can get involved with this and future KID events.What : Annual Project Safe Child Fundraiser  & Walkathon When :  Sunday, October 12Where: ... Read more
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SAFE SLEEP TIPS FOR SIDS AWARENESS MONTH

October has been marked as SIDS awareness month in the US. KID would like to use this opportunity to review the importance of safe sleep environments for infants.  Below are our top three pieces of advice for safe sleeping for infants.Infants sleep safest in a crib that meets the toughest standards. Any crib manufactured after June 28, 2011 meets toughest standards in the world and therefore the safest place for a baby to sleep. It may be tempting ... Read more
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CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

For the past two years, there has been discussion of the dangers of high-powered magnets sold as part of magnet sets such as Buckyballs. Today, September 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to ban the sale of these dangerous magnets.These magnets are small balls or cubes that connect to each other, forming different shapes through a strong magnetic bond. When these high-powered magnets are separated they are often ... Read more
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Bill to prevent infant deaths progresses, take action now

Researchers and advocates looking for information on how to reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) as well as SIDS and stillbirths may soon have new tools for data collection, reporting and support services.  The full House recently passed H.R. 669, the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act.Specifically the bill will:Expand current data collection activities to additional states to identify the causes of stillbirth and ... Read more
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CPSC moving to a vote to ban dangerous magnet sets

Almost two years ago, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) determined that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury associated with children ingesting high-powered magnets that are part of magnet sets. This was after a voluntary standard removed the dangerous magnets from toys.  Fast forward two years and federal regulators concur that a child died last year and at least 2,900 children have visited emergency rooms after swallowing ... Read more
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Don’t learn about recalls from your grandkids: KID’s resource guide for grandparents

Grandparents are one of the greatest resources when it comes to keeping their grandchildren safe. They can make invaluable partners to busy parents by taking the time to search the products their grandchildren use for recalls and safety concerns. Below, we have complied a set of resources that we would love grandparents to refer to first whenever a new product is bought, or there’s a question as to the safety of a current product.How KID empowers ... Read more
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