Kids in Danger Blog


KID joins CPSC on the #Anchor It! campaign

Shane Siefert was only two years old when he died after the dresser in his bedroom fell on him. In response, his mother Lisa started Shane’s Foundation; an organization devoted to spreading awareness about the dangers of furniture and TV tip-overs. This issue is now receiving a lot of attention from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) through their #AnchorIt campaign. The national campaign and the foundation both stress the importance ... Read more
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KID represents consumers at NJ workshop

KID ED Nancy Cowles recently attended the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) regional workshop and training in Wayne, New Jersey.  ICPHSO, a coalition of product safety stakeholders, has a mission to provide a neutral forum for the discussion of product safety.  Nancy is President Elect and working on planning next year’s annual symposium in DC the end of February.The regional workshop, hosted by Toys“R”Us, ... Read more
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TEST program students challenged to solve common parenting dilemmas

We all know it helps to have new eyes look at a problem – sometimes they see an overlooked solution.  That is part of the reason why KID started TEST: Teach Early Safety Testing.  We wanted to have undergraduate engineering students look with fresh eyes on some hazards in children’s products and see if they could come up with solutions.  Along the way, the students learn something about design safety that they can apply to their future work ... Read more
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2015’s Summer Injury Trends

Summer is here in all its glory. The warm sun and long days provide lots of time for you and the kids to play outside. With it also comes some unique injury trends, but don’t fear. We have collected information here for you on two of the top injury trends of summer:Bounce Houses: It’s hard to resist jumping in these for adults and children alike. However, injury rates in inflatable amusements for children have been steadily increasing, rising ... Read more
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KID interns reflect on their year

Chloe and Miriam have spent the past year interning with KID. Here are their reflections:Chloe’s Take:This year at KID has been a wonderful opportunity for growth. My eyes are opened to a whole field I never realized existed before and now will never forget. I am inspired by the hard work and dedication of the people I have learned from at this organization, who work every day towards making the world a safer place for children. They really believe ... Read more
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Summer Safety Tips

Safe summer funSummer is here, which means vacations and poolside lounging. No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure they are safe summer days. To help you out, we created our Summer Safety flyer, which is filled with great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document ... Read more
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CPSC Works to Improve Child Product Recalls

KID’s annual recall reports from the last two years have shown that child product recalls are worryingly inefficient. Only 14% of all 2013 recalled children’s products were successfully corrected or destroyed. For comparison, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has an average recall completion rate of 65%.The annual reports also brought to light issues with records that included quite a bit of missing information and mathematical ... Read more
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Happy anniversary KID mobile site!

Did you know that you can check for unsafe, recalled products by accessing KidsInDanger.org from your smartphone? 3 years ago this week, KID teamed up with WeMakeitSafer and TableXI to develop this site which makes it easier for parents and caregivers to shop smart for their kids.The site is easy to use; just type in the name or manufacturer of the product in the search bar at the top of the page. You can even just type in a product category such ... Read more
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