Kids in Danger Blog


Support the 2014 Naperville Marathon KID Running Team

This Sunday marks the second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, and nine KID supporters will be running as part of the KID Running Team. Each runner has set a goal of raising $500 to help promote the development of safer children's products, advocate for children and educate the public about dangerous children's products. The team has already raised over $4,000. The marathon course will take them from downtown Naperville ... Read more
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Most-read posts on KID’s blog this year

Below are the topics of some of the most popular blog posts over this past year. Is there a topic you would like to know more about that KID has not posted about yet? Then please email Laura and we will be sure to answer your safety questions as soon as we can!Take a closer look at your baby’s pacifier- Pacifiers are an integral part of baby care, however, reports from SaferProducts.gov indicate that pacifiers are not without their risks. Hazards ... Read more
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Safety tricks for a safe and happy Halloween

Friday is Halloween – a great day for fun and treats. Use these simple tricks to avoid these safety hazards and potential injuries. Hazard: Jack O’Lanterns and decorative candles can represent very dangerous fire hazards when you have children in costumes playing nearby.Safe solution: Use battery powered flashlights and imitation candle lights to avoid open flames.Hazard: Costumes are not required by law to be any more flame resistant than ... Read more
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Meet KID’s fall interns

Every fall, KID welcomes several University of Chicago student interns through the federal work study program. Read on to meet our 3 new interns and the goals they have for the year. Are you also interested in getting involved with our work? Then please check out our volunteer opportunities to learn how.Miriam HauserA safety fact I learn at KID: " I didn't realize that soft bedding was dangerous for babies and infants!"A goal for the year: "I would ... Read more
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KID’s New Report Finds Child Product Hazards in Illinois Child Care

KID released the findings from a survey of Illinois child care providers in our latest report, Safe Products and Child Care: An Illinois Snapshot. We found that Illinois is missing out on an opportunity to improve child care safety.Although Illinois has some of the most progressive child care product safety and safe sleep regulations on the book, 49% of child care workers report seeing at least one recalled or otherwise prohibited product and 37% ... Read more
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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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