Kids in Danger Blog


An important week for safety

This week is National Consumer Protection Week (#NCPW), a campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to take advantage of their rights and make informed decisions.  At KID, we believe that consumers have an important voice to share about child product safety, and we want to make sure you know what you can do to make your voice heard. We have worked since our founding to convince policymakers to address safety issues and improve recall effectiveness. ... Read more
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A Week at ICPHSO

View the story "A week at ICPHSO" on Storify. Product safety experts from around the globe gathered this week to share best practices and emerging issues. KID was there. ICPHSO (ick-fa-so) is an unusual organization -- bringing together all stakeholders in product safety for an annual Symposium. KID's Nancy Cowles is President Elect of the organization and brings us this update. ... Read more
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Add-On Mattresses and Other Products Your Baby Doesn’t Need

NBC Chicago Investigates recently interviewed KID Director, Nancy Cowles, about the dangers of supplemental or add-on mattresses for play-yards. Little known to many parents, these add-on mattresses are not held to the strong safety standards created for play-yard manufacturers but are easily available in stores. These mattresses are not manufactured to snugly fit in a play-yard, often leaving dangerous gaps around the edges where a baby can get stuck ... Read more
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3 toy safety tips you need to know

A lot has been happening in New York City this past week, including Toy Fair. This event brings together toy industry professionals from across the globe to showcase new and innovative children’s products. Many of us mainly think about toys around the holidays, but this event demonstrates that lots of people (more than 27,000 people attend the event annually!) are thinking about toys year round.Here at KID, we are also thinking about toys no matter ... Read more
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You asked, we answered. What’s the best stroller?

Sometimes parents reach out to us asking for product recommendations. Recently, we received a question about what the best stroller out there is.  But just like there’s no one car that’s best for every family (that tricked-out sports car just won’t fit a family with four kids), the stroller that’s right for your family might not be right for another.That being said, there are certainly safety issues to be aware of in choosing a stroller for ... Read more
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New Report from KID shows strong regulations improve product safety

Stronger standards and oversight by regulatory agencies have had a measurable effect on product safety.  Our new report shows a decrease in the number of recalls of children’s products, as well as the injuries and incidents reported with those recalled products. A Decade of Data: An In-depth Look at 2014 and a Ten-Year Retrospective on Children’s Product Recalls reviews recall data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for 2014 ... Read more
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The reality of tip over hazards

This week we have a guest blog post from Lisa Siefert of Shane's Foundation, a non profit dedicated to children's safety focusing on furniture tip over education and prevention.“Love you,” I said to my baby boy. “Love you,” Shane said from his bed as I closed the door to his bedroom for his afternoon nap. Later, I went to wake my baby from his nap as my husband came in from yard work. My husband heard a sound that was unrecognizable—my ... Read more
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A different take on the Nationwide Make Safe Happen commercial

Millions of families across America spent Sunday evening in front of their TV’s in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Many tune in for football, while others tune in just for the halftime show and the commercials. One Super Bowl commercial getting a lot of attention is the Nationwide Make Safe Happen commercial. In the segment, a young boy explains how he won’t be able to grow up because of an accident that happened in his youth. Some are calling ... Read more
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