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  • Don’t use infant inclined sleep products

    Posted on June 13, 2018

    Last week, the CPSC issued a warning to parents and caregivers to use restraints with infants in inclined sleep products. Children can move out of a safe position on an incline, so these restraints are an attempt to keep the… Read More

  • New KID Report Shows Jump in 2017 Recalls

    Posted on April 3, 2018

    On Tuesday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois PIRG, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year, the number of recalls increased by 22%, while injuries and incidents reported prior to recall decreased from a… Read More

  • Recent Activities at KID

    Posted on March 2, 2018

    As usual, KID staff, interns, and volunteers have been hard at work. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to over the past few weeks: KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, attended the 2018 ICPHSO symposium. KID has been attending… Read More

  • CSPC Sues to Get B.O.B. Strollers Recalled

    Posted on February 19, 2018

    Late last week, the US CPSC voted 3-1 to file suit against Britax to force action on B.O.B. jogging strollers made prior to 2015. According to the complaint, these strollers have caused injury to both children and adults when the… Read More

  • An International Month at KID

    Posted on December 1, 2017

    November 2017 involved a lot more international outreach than we are used to at KID.  But we hope that the outcome will be safer children’s products both here in the US and worldwide. It started with a meeting in Paris:… Read More

  • Two Days at CPSC Talking about Recall Effectiveness and Agency Priorities

    Posted on July 31, 2017

    KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week with other product safety stakeholders at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Maryland. On Tuesday, July 25, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle[1] hosted a Recall Effectiveness Workshop. KID,… Read More

  • Last Week at KID

    Posted on June 19, 2017

    Here’s a glimpse at some activities the week of June 12-16 at KID that will also give you an update on news in the children’s product safety world. Tuesday: ASTM Toy Standard Meeting, Toronto, Canada: On Tuesday KID ED Nancy… Read More

  • Ohio Crib Bumper Ban Goes into Effect

    Posted on April 21, 2017

    This month we celebrated another victory for child safety, the Ohio crib bumper ban! As of April 6th, 2017, Ohio will no longer sell non-mesh bumper pads. This ban follows three similar laws in Chicago, Maryland, and Watchung, New Jersey…. Read More

  • New KID report shows injuries, incidents up in 2016 recalls

    Posted on April 3, 2017

    On Monday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, US PIRG and Illinois Action for Children, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year marked a reversal of decreasing recall and injury numbers that the U.S…. Read More

  • Child product safety in this new administration

    Posted on February 17, 2017

    With any change in administration comes questions about the impact on consumer protections.  When the political party in charge changes, the questions are bigger and with a new administration without a previous record in government — it’s even harder to… Read More

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