Category Archives: advocacy

Child product safety in this new administration

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 find the answers. Here are the questions KID has at the start of the new Trump Administration: Will CPSC get the funding it needs to carry out its mission to keep products in the US market ... Read more
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What Can the Samsung Recall Teach Us About Children’s Product Safety?

Over Labor Day Weekend, news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheating and causing fires and explosions shocked consumers worldwide. A month later, in early October, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a statement warning consumers to stop using the smartphone because it continued to pose a fire hazard. Luckily, Samsung agreed with the CPSC’s statement and announced that it would finally expand the recall to all Note 7 ... Read more
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Some States Fail to Keep Recalled Products out of Childcare Facilities

Busy parents rely on childcare facilities to provide care for their children in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. And yet, products that are deemed unsafe by the CPSC and recalled by manufacturers may still be found in some child care homes or centers! KID looked into each state’s child care regulations to see if they prohibit dangerous recalled products from childcare facilities. Shockingly, we found that only 25 of the 50 states ... Read more
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A Week in the Life of KID

September went out with a bang at KID with lots of activity.  Busy weeks like this remind us all how important KID’s work is to children’s product safety. KID ED Nancy Cowles spent the first part of the week at ASTM International subcommittee meetings on juvenile products.  From gates to cribs, crib mattresses to strollers, and more, changes were adopted or proposed to the voluntary standards that will make these products safer.  These ... Read more
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Since Danny’s Law Passed: Our Top 5 Blogs

Since Danny's Law passed in 2008, awareness of dangerous children’s products has spread and recall histories of leading children’s products manufacturers have come to light. It has become more vital than ever for the public—especially parents and caregivers—to be educated about dangerous products to keep children safe. KID has analyzed our top five blog posts to see what topics most interest our online community. Whether learning about pacifier ... Read more
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KID joins other safety advocates and applauds IKEA recall while emphasizing the need for consumer awareness

Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and IKEA announced the recall of 29 million IKEA Malm dressers responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents. KID joined The American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, The National Center for Health Research, and Shane's Foundation in issuing the following joint statement: “This recall is critically important to ... Read more
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Product Safety Priorities for CPSC

What should be the priorities when it comes to product safety? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) poised this question to the public as the topic of a hearing on June 15. As they do each year, CPSC invited the public to provide written and oral testimony on the priorities for the agency for FY 17 (starting in October) and FY18 – the following year. Twenty individuals and organizations appeared at the hearing to testify and ten ... Read more
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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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