Category Archives: AAP

Advocates applaud passage of bill on liquid nicotine safety

The House of Representatives approved the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 142)< on Monday, January 11. The bill, passed by the Senate in December, would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require child-resistant packaging on the liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. The legislation now moves to the President’s desk to be signed in to law. Many organizations worked on this bill, ... Read more
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KID Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are only a couple of weeks away, which means that grocery stores and malls around the country will soon be filled with anxious holiday shoppers. Holiday shopping is a pain for many of us, but it can also be dangerous for children and families. KID is here to make sure that you have one less thing to worry about during this hectic holiday season. Thousands of children end up in the emergency room each year for shopping ... Read more
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Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health and safety group in the state supported the bill. You can read a list of supporters and more about the bill here.This life-saving bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate where it is sponsored by Senator Julie ... Read more
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CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

For the past two years, there has been discussion of the dangers of high-powered magnets sold as part of magnet sets such as Buckyballs. Today, September 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to ban the sale of these dangerous magnets.These magnets are small balls or cubes that connect to each other, forming different shapes through a strong magnetic bond. When these high-powered magnets are separated they are often ... Read more
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Protecting kids from lethal liquid nicotine

Traditional cigarettes are being phased out in favor of the modern e-cigarette. With this new trend however comes a new danger. Center for Disease Control (CDC) research shows that reports to poison control centers of child exposures to liquid nicotine– often colorful, flavored, and hence attractive to children – has skyrocketed in recent years. Earlier this month, Senator Bill Nelson introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of ... Read more
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Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

Update: HR 5348(McAsey-Pihos) passed the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee on 3/25 by a vote of 9-5.  Illinois residents can call their House of Representatives member and urge support.  Representative McAsey proposed a bill, HB5348, to ban bumper pads in Illinois earlier this winter. As many of you know, crib bumper pads provide no protection from serious injury in the crib and they have been linked to dozens of infant deaths.If this ... Read more
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Education, entertainment and more . . . for $10!

KID is proud to partner with the Healthy Children Conference + Expo! Produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this one-of-a-kind event combines an in-depth education conference AND an interactive expo floor to get you up close and personal with the experts! Saturday, March 8:  10am – 6pm  ▪  Sunday, March 9:  10am – 4pmDonald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL$10 at the door  ▪  $8 in advance  ▪  Children ... Read more
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Sale of bumper pads now banned in Maryland

Maryland is the first state in the nation to propose, and put into effect, a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads. This new regulation was adopted last November by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), and came into effect on June 21, 2013. The decision to make it illegal to sell crib bumper pads came after an 18-month long, extensive investigation into the safety of bumper pads. Results of this scientific, technical and public ... Read more
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