Kids in Danger Blog

Q & A with Linda from Parents for Window Blind Safety

At the beginning of October, IKEA announced that it will only carry blinds with no cords or inaccessible cords in all of its global stores by January 2016. KID spoke to Linda Kaiser from Parents for Window Blind Safety to find out what this change means in terms of ongoing safety and what parents can do to keep their kids safe with regards to window blinds. 1.) What makes this move a big win for window blind safety? This sets the tone for other ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Ethan’s story

A baby is constantly learning new things by exploring their environment.  For many babies, this means grasping furniture to pull up to a better view.  Ethan was one of these babies. He loved exploring and integrating himself into the world around him. Unfortunately, in 2001, when Ethan was 8 months old the rails of his portable crib collapsed when he pulled up, strangling him. The crib was a hand- me-down that Ethan’s parents thought was safe ... Read more
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KID – giving parents a voice

This past week, KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles spent a few days in West Conshohocken, PA and one in Washington DC.  In both places, she was making sure that the voices of parents and consumers were heard by policy makers and represented as KID works for new strong standards and continued protections. ASTM International facilitates and publishes voluntary industry standards in many areas.  KID participates in committees on juvenile products, ... Read more
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Welcome KID’s 2015- 2016 interns

At the start of each school year, KID welcomes a team of interns to the organization. These students assist KID throughout the year and allow us to accomplish so much more. Here are KID's new interns: Jessica Attas My name is Jessica Attas. I am a first year master’s student at The University of Chicago School of Social Administration studying clinical social work. I found KID when researching different work study opportunities on the University ... Read more
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How to use what you learn in a KID safety workshop

So you attended KID’s safety workshop Creating Safe environments for Children? Great! We hope that you learned a lot and were able to bring new awareness and resources back to your home or facility. If you weren’t able to attend a workshop yet that’s OK, you can still get a lot of useful safety information from KID by following us online or signing up for our email alert. That being said, sometimes the information can be overwhelming and ... Read more
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Let’s take some big steps for safety this month

September is Baby Safety Month. It was originally named such by the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association as a campaign with retailers to focus on nursery products and safety.  But others now embrace the opportunity to talk safety with parents and caregivers. This year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has adopted the hashtag #BareIsBest for their baby safety month social media.  All month long they are sharing messaging ... Read more
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Jordan A. Durrett: My time at KID

I started working for KID back in July 2013 and I have loved every second of it. I couldn’t have asked for a better organization to work for while continuing my studies. There is a passion and dedication in this office that is inspiring beyond telling. Knowing that I’ve been a part of that is an awesome feeling.In the little over two years that I’ve been working here I’ve grown so much. KID has given me opportunity after opportunity to do ... Read more
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KID and product safety by the numbers:

1998: The year KID started after our founder’s son Danny was killed when his portable crib collapsed around his neck in his daycare facility.19: The number of children we know have died in cribs with the same design as Danny’s.2-3: The number of children’s products recalled weekly.10%: The amount of recalled products that are ever returned or repaired - leaving about 90% of dangerous products in our homes or child care facilities or for sale ... Read more
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