Kids in Danger Blog

KID Year in Review

KID’s efforts in 2015 led to real progress in product safety. Here are some highlights by month: January: On January 16, KID PD Laura Nikolovska presented to over 250 professional childcare providers at the Chicago Commons Staff In-Service Day. We shared information on specific product risks, as well as advice on how to make spaces as safe for kids as possible, and provided safe sleep tips. We can do trainings for groups of any size that want ... Read more
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Honoring Danny’s memory

On December 31, Danny Keysar would have turned 19. However, a collapsing portable crib tragically took his life before he even reached two. In the years since his death, KID, founded by Danny’s parents, has worked to further his legacy and ensure that other children do not fall prey to a flawed system, which too often allows poorly designed and inadequately tested products to reach the market. The work we have done to change this system has only ... Read more
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3 Safety Resolutions for 2016

The New Year is a time to make resolutions to make this year better than the last. Although personal resolutions can be difficult to accomplish, we can all work to make 2016 a safer year with these 3 safety resolutions: #AnchorIt: Thousands of children are injured every year and one dies every three weeks from furniture and TV tip-overs. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched their #AnchorIt Campaign to reduce these ... Read more
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5 tips for last minute holiday shopping

As you finish shopping for loved ones this holiday season, make safety a priority and follow KID’s shopping safety tips: Check products for recalls before you buy by visiting from your smartphone. Look for markings or labels that show the product has met safety standards. Standards for children’s durable products (cribs, strollers, play yards, etc.) can be found here. All toys have to meet the ASTM F963 toy standard. Follow ... Read more
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Five of This Year’s Biggest Product Recalls

Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately, KID has complied a list of some of the biggest children’s product recalls that you might have missed. Check out some of the biggest children’s product recalls from this past year: 1. Rainbow Play Systems Plastic Trapeze Rings (Fall Hazard-- 100 incidents, 15 injuries) These ... Read more
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Xfinity Agrees to Remove Ad Depicting Unsafe Sleep from Broadcast

  After a petition and a direct appeal from KID, Xfinity has agreed to remove an ad depicting unsafe sleep from broadcast. In a letter to KID, Xfinity stated, “We wish to express our appreciation to your organization for the very important work it undertakes… We certainly did not intend to portray a dangerous sleeping space within the crib depicted in the Xfinity commercial.” Xfinity’s commercial spotlighted a baby in ... Read more
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Read this before purchasing brand new children’s products

Every year, and especially around the holiday season, new toys and other products for children hit store shelves. It can be exciting to see all these new items, but sometimes these products make us at KID a little nervous. Here’s why: All toys have to meet the ASTM F963 toy standard, but many of these other new products don’t fit into a product category and as a result, don’t have to meet any mandatory safety standards.  We have seen this ... Read more
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#saynotobumpers with KID

For years, KID has been advocating to ban the sale of crib bumper pads based on prior studies on the dangers of bumper pads and the safe sleep recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Now, a new study recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics is attributing a rise of infant deaths due to these products.  "Crib bumpers are dangerous and serve no purpose – they should never be used. None of the babies in this study should have ... Read more
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