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Some States Fail to Keep Recalled Products out of Childcare Facilities

Busy parents rely on childcare facilities to provide care for their children in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. And yet, products that are deemed unsafe by the CPSC and recalled by manufacturers may still be found in some child care homes or centers! KID looked into each state’s child care regulations to see if they prohibit dangerous recalled products from childcare facilities. Shockingly, we found that only 25 of the 50 states ... Read more
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Support the KID Running Team at the 2016 Naperville Marathon

This Sunday marks the fourth annual Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, and members of the KID Running Team will be running to support KID. Each runner has set a goal of raising $200 to help promote the development of safer children’s products, advocate for children and educate the public about dangerous children’s products. The marathon course will take runners from downtown Naperville through streets and forest preserves. If ... Read more
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KID Welcomes Work-Study Students from University of Chicago!

KID is very excited to welcome a big team of UChicago work-study students to the office this fall. We have some returners and some new faces! Get to know the team: Celia Cullom: Celia is a first-year graduate student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology in 2015 and then worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Chicago Rehab Network. Celia brings communication ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday — Danny L’s Story

On one summer day in 1984, Danny went down for a nap. When his mother came back to check on him, she found him hanging outside his crib by his shirt, which had become entangled on the corner post extension of his crib. Danny had been strangled, and the injuries he sustained that day eventually led to his death. This post is dedicated to Danny – to highlight crib-related safety issues and to honor his family’s decades-long fight to protect other ... Read more
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A Week in the Life of KID

September went out with a bang at KID with lots of activity.  Busy weeks like this remind us all how important KID’s work is to children’s product safety. KID ED Nancy Cowles spent the first part of the week at ASTM International subcommittee meetings on juvenile products.  From gates to cribs, crib mattresses to strollers, and more, changes were adopted or proposed to the voluntary standards that will make these products safer.  These ... Read more
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KID Honors Infant Mortality Month with Safe Sleep Tips

September is Infant Mortality Month. According to the CDC, infant mortality rates hit a record low in 2014, when there were only 6 infant deaths per 1,000 babies born. However, there are still racial and geographic differences in who is affected by infant mortality. As Infant Mortality Month winds down, KID wants to leave you with an overview of some of the most important safety issues affecting infants and their caregivers. Two of the leading ... Read more
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2016 Election: What’s at Stake for Children’s Product Safety?

These days, it often feels like we just can’t escape discussion of the upcoming election. Even when we feel weary of the political chatter, we can’t lose sight of how this election will impact children’s future health and wellness. From a children’s product safety standpoint, we need to consider how the new president, and his or her administration, will work to enforce and develop product safety standards and keep children safe. Earlier ... Read more
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The “Safety Talk” – Get the Whole Family on the Same Page

Hopefully, your family is still feeling a little bit of extra warmth and gratitude towards your grandparents after Grandparents Day last Sunday! Grandparents are often an invaluable resource to new parents – they can be the first people we turn to for advice, babysitting, or extra support. That’s why it’s especially important for parents and grandparents to be on the same page when it comes to safety issues and potential hazards that may affect ... Read more
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