Kids in Danger Blog

Trade-In Your Used Car Seats for Savings at Toys“R”Us

It’s that time of year again – the Toys“R”Us Great Trade In: Car Seat Event is upon us. This event is always a favorite, and for good reason! As we all know, car seats are a must-have safety item for all young children. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know if the car seat you’re buying is the right one for your child’s age and size, and they can be expensive. This trade-in event allows you ensure your child is riding in the ... Read more
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KID’s Newest Staff Member

My name is Carson Gaffney and I recently joined Kids In Danger as their Program Associate.  I grew up in a small town in South Carolina and moved to Chicago four years ago to attend the University of Chicago. After graduating in June with majors in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, I was looking forward to beginning my career in the non-profit industry and am so grateful for the opportunity to do so with KID. Throughout my time as ... Read more
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Back To School Safety

It’s that time of the year again, when we send our children off to school for another year of learning, socializing, and a great deal of fun. In tandem with the CPSC’s “Safety is the New Cool” message, KID is here to highlight a few aspects to child safety. Backpacks The staple of back-to-school supplies can also cause back pain or injuries if worn incorrectly for prolonged periods of time. Backpacks should be worn so they sit about ... Read more
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Meet KID’s Summer Team!

KID was fortunate enough to work with bright, dedicated interns and volunteers this summer. Get to know our team! Maya Baumann Maya is entering into her third year at the University of Chicago and is majoring in German and Music. This summer, she spent most of her time working on the furniture report. Of the press conference for the furniture report, she says, “It was great to see so many reporters interested in covering the story and know ... Read more
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New Research on Child Safety This Summer

In addition to the extensive research KID has done on furniture safety, two important new studies related to child safety have released findings to the public. Let’s take a look: Safe Sleep Environments As a parent or caretaker, it is tempting to fill your baby’s crib with toys, blankets, and soft, cuddly items. The appearance of these extra items in commercials adds appeal to a practice that is not only dangerous, but life-threatening. ... Read more
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Since Danny’s Law Passed: Our Top 5 Blogs

Since Danny's Law passed in 2008, awareness of dangerous children’s products has spread and recall histories of leading children’s products manufacturers have come to light. It has become more vital than ever for the public—especially parents and caregivers—to be educated about dangerous products to keep children safe. KID has analyzed our top five blog posts to see what topics most interest our online community. Whether learning about pacifier ... Read more
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KID and Shane’s Foundation Release Report on Furniture Stability

A child dies from tipping furniture, appliances or TVs every two weeks. The statistics for tip-over incidents have grown over the last decade, yet there has been little reform to safety standards. In our new report, Furniture Stability: A review of data and testing, released today in conjunction with Shane’s Foundation, we analyzed data of dresser and chest tip-overs and revealed testing results for 19 furniture units. “Years of work on the ... Read more
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A Fond Farewell: Q & A with Laura

Laura has been with us since 2012, and has recently decided to move on from KID. A devoted Program Director, she has done much to support and drive the mission of KID, reaching out to communities and giving countless informative presentations. As she looks to move forward with new opportunities and experiences, she reflects on her time with us.  What drew you to KID? When I initially looked into the organization, it was not what I thought ... Read more
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