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Simple Safety Solutions for National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month – a time to raise awareness about the leading causes of injuries and deaths in our homes and communities. The National Safety Council has a number of resources about topics such as accidental poisoning and motor vehicle crashes. KID wants to take this opportunity to highlight steps that caregivers can take to protect children and infants from dangerous products. Anchor furniture to the wall. Furniture, such as ... Read more
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KID Research: Are Current Product Testing Methods for Small Parts Adequate?

Part of our mission at KID is to regularly contribute new and influential research on product safety issues. We publish annual recall reports investigating trends in incidents, injuries, and deaths associated with recalled products, but we also investigate specific product safety issues. This week, our latest report, Choking Hazards: Are Current Product Testing Methods for Small Parts Adequate?, was published in the International Journal of Pediatrics. Choking ... Read more
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KID’s Mobile Site and Other Online Resources

This week at KID we celebrate the strides we have made in making recall and product safety information more accessible to parents and caregivers through our mobile site. Five years ago this week, we launched our mobile site with the help of WeMakeitSafer and Table XI. The mobile site allows parents and caregivers have access to the latest recalls at their fingertips. Just as you’d look for reviews on a movie or restaurant before spending money, ... Read more
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CPSC Playground Report Sheds Light on Common Hazards

Winter is finally giving way to warmer temperatures, which means it’s time for kids to start spending more time outside. Playgrounds are a favorite for kids and caretakers, but they can also pose some unique hazards. Last month, CPSC released a report on playground injuries, which detailed the types and causes of injuries that children experienced at playgrounds between 2009 and 2014. More than one-third of all reported injuries (1,239 out of ... Read more
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Join Us! KID Hosts Best Friend Awards Night 2017

Get ready to support a great cause, enjoy food from some of Chicago’s best restaurants, and win some exciting prizes: the KID Best Friend Award Night is right around the corner! Lisa Parker, NBC5 Consumer Investigative Reporter, will emcee the event, which takes on Thursday, June 1 at Galleria Marchetti. The Best Friend Award Night is a chance for KID to celebrate our progress, honor the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children’s ... Read more
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What is the ‘life of a product’?

At KID, we receive many questions about product safety and how to best keep children safe. One question that we frequently get is: What is considered the “life of a product?” How many years can a product really last and still be safe? Manufacturers use the phrase “life of a product” to describe the average amount of time products can be used before becoming too old or worn out to be safe or functional. However, it can be difficult for consumers ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Jared’s Story

On April 25, 1997, Jared was killed when the Evenflo Happy Camper portable crib he was in collapsed. Just 8 months old, Jared was a happy and spirited baby who wowed everyone he met with his beautiful blue eyes. The portable crib that killed Jared, which featured rotating center hinges on the top rails, should have been recalled much earlier. Jared was the 11th baby killed in this type of crib when he became trapped in the V-shape of the collapsed ... Read more
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Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Today, we are celebrating our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. While we thank our volunteers, this week also serves as a reminder of the power of working together to better our communities. KID is a small organization, and we owe so much of our success to the strength and dedication of our volunteers. Meet a few of the fantastic volunteers who have worked with KID in the past year: Javier Poderos: I’m Javier, ... Read more
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