Kids in Danger Blog


Ready, set, BFA!

It’s that time of year again. On Wednesday, KID will host our 2016 Best Friend Award Night at the Mid America Club (200 East Randolph) in Chicago. Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children's products and highlights the contributions of our Best Friend - someone who has helped keep children safe. This year we honor Lisa M. Turano, Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation ... Read more
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KID, others meet with CPSC Chairman on furniture tip-overs

Late last month, we learned of another death involving the IKEA Malm dresser. A not-quite two-year-old boy in Minnesota was killed when his dresser toppled over on him. This was after a July 2015 non-recall announcement by IKEA and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that two other children had been killed by Malm dressers and announcing efforts to distribute more safety straps to anyone who had any IKEA dressers. It did not include recalling ... Read more
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Safety tips, resources in honor of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

This week we will celebrate National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. In honor of the great work that child care providers are doing around the nation to keep our children happy, healthy and safe, we’d like to share a few safety tips and resources for providers and parents to use to keep children out of harm’s way. Recalls One- two children’s products are recalled each week for safety hazards. To keep up with recent recalls, sign ... Read more
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Advocates call for action on IKEA furniture tip-over

Today, Kids In Danger (KID), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Consumers Union and the National Center for Health Research called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to secure a formal recall of IKEA furniture responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents. In a letter to CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye, we urged CPSC to take strong, immediate action to better protect children from the tip-over hazard of certain ... Read more
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Q & A WITH 2016 KID BEST FRIEND RECIPIENT, LISA TURANO

KID will host our annual Best Friend Award night on May 18. This year, we are honoring Lisa Turano- Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation.  Read the Q & A below to find out more about Lisa and why she’s our 2016 Best Friend How did you get connected to KID? I was an MBA student at the University of Chicago and Linda Ginzel had been my professor until March 1998.  Startlingly, Danny died in May that year while I was still ... Read more
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Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

Spring and yard sales just go together. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and help keep kids safe from unsafe secondhand products. Here’s a some second hand safety tips: Some children’s products, such as bath rings, baby walkers, crib bumper pads, and sleep positioners are ... Read more
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The one place you should look for product reviews is probably the one place you aren’t

Consumer reviews are everywhere these days. Before you see a movie, you might check out Rotten Tomatoes to see what other movie-goers thought of the film. Before venturing to a new restaurant, you might hop on Yelp or Open Table to read what other diners had to say. When it comes to children’s product reviews, many parents and caregivers visit Amazon.com or similar online sites to see what other purchasers said. It makes sense to visit such a comprehensive ... Read more
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Top 5 tips for home window safety

April 3rd- 9th is Window Safety Week. Windows rank as one of the Top 5 Hidden Hazards in the home according to the CPSC. Windows are especially dangerous because they can pose a number of threats to children. In 2015, more than 3,300 children were seriously injured from falling out of a window. In addition, window covering cords can cause strangulation. According to the CPSC, about one child per month dies from window covering cord strangulation.  ... Read more
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