Kids in Danger Blog


How to make high chairs and strollers safer

According to CPSC, 25,500 children under age 5 are rushed to emergency rooms each year for injuries from high chairs or strollers.  Many of the injuries come from falls, but they are also caused by design flaws that lead to entrapments or lacerations and finger tip amputations.  There have been 14 stroller recalls and 5 high chair recalls since June 2012, involving thousands of units, hundreds of injuries and deaths. CPSC, under Section 104 of ... Read more
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My time at KID

It’s difficult for me to believe it has been almost two years since I moved to Chicago and began my time with KID.   Having spent those two years immersed in the unique world of non-profit organizations, I have been able to develop and hone more skills than I would have ever expected. From working on data analysis and drafting reports on the current state of children’s product recalls, to navigating the complex processes of grant applications ... Read more
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Illinois Senate fails to pass ban on crib bumper pads

This spring, health and safety groups supported legislation to ban the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois due to the risk of suffocation.  The bill, HB 5348, passed the House and the Senate Public Health Committee.  But Friday night, at the 11th hour, the Senate failed to support the bill.  The bill is on postponed consideration and may be considered again in the fall.               HB 5348 was supported by a wide range of Illinois organizations ... Read more
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Understanding the Nap Nanny recall

On May 27, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that a sixth child had died in a recalled Nap Nanny. This product was initially recalled in 2010 after 22 reports of injury and 1 infant death. Since this initial safety recall, 5 more children have died in this product and at least 92 reports of injury have been received. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving child product safety, education and awareness, it is our ... Read more
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Happy Birthday KID mobile site!

It was just 2 short years ago that we were celebrating the launch of the KID mobile site. Since that time, countless searches have been made by parents and caregivers looking to get safety information on children’s products they intend to purchase while on the go. The site can be accessed by visiting KidsInDanger.org from a smartphone. The home page will display a list of the most recent recalls. The “search” function at the top of the page ... Read more
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Illinois Senate to address crib bumper pad ban

This week a statewide ban on crib bumper pads will head to the Illinois Senate floor. HB 5348, the Illinois crib bumper pad ban, would ban the sale of crib bumpers. The effective date is January 2016, giving manufacturers and retailers plenty of time to comply.Still manufacturers are dragging their feet. The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JMPA) argues that current ASTM standards are enough to protect children from the hazards associated ... Read more
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A quick update on this year’s BFA award night

On Wednesday, KID supporters got together to celebrate KID’s accomplishments this year and our 2014 Best Friend Inez Tenenbaum. Guests nibbled on tasty food from great Chicago chefs, tried their luck at our basket raffle and live auction, and posed for keepsake pictures in our photo booth.  Stay tuned for pictures and video from the event. To get involved with KID’s programs this year or the 2015 BFA award night, email Laura at Laura@KidsInDanger.org  ... Read more
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Danny, Inez and KID’s best friends

Sixteen years ago today, Linda Ginzel arrived at her son Danny’s child care home to find he had been rushed to the hospital.  She later learned he had been strangled by the collapsing top rails of the portable crib he napped in while at child care.  Danny’s parents were shocked to discover that the crib had been recalled 5 years earlier and that Danny was the fifth child to die in that brand.  They couldn’t believe that a child’s portable ... Read more
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