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New KID Report Shows Jump in 2017 Recalls

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 spike in 2016. The annual recall report, A KID Report: 2017 Children’s Product Recalls and 2016 Recall Effectiveness, looks specifically at the recall data for 2017, and identifies ... Read more
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Recent Activities at KID

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 the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) symposium since 2001 when our co-founder Linda Ginzel spoke on a panel of parents as advocates.  This year KID presented on a panel ... Read more
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CSPC Sues to Get B.O.B. Strollers Recalled

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 front wheel disengages and the front fork hits the ground causing a sudden stop and instability. Britax bought B.O.B. in 2011 and imported the strollers through 2015. According to the complaint, there were at least 200 ... Read more
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An International Month at KID

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: the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety.  KID ED Nancy Cowles was invited to present our research on recalls and recall effectiveness.  Nancy spoke of our data on US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls ... Read more
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Two Days at CPSC Talking about Recall Effectiveness and Agency Priorities

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, Consumers Union, and Consumer Federation of America attended, along with many industry attorneys, association staff, and other stakeholders. In the morning, ... Read more
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Last Week at KID

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 Cowles was in Toronto talking toy safety.  In addition to the meeting of the F15.22 committee of ASTM International that addresses Toy Safety, the parties also spent time talking about harmonizing the standards used ... Read more
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Ohio Crib Bumper Ban Goes into Effect

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. The Ohio ban will be the second state-wide ban, a trend that we hope will continue until crib bumper pads are banned in all 50 states. The bans were recommended based on research done by the American Academy of ... Read more
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New KID report shows injuries, incidents up in 2016 recalls

  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. has seen in past years. In 2016, the number of recalls reported, as well as incidents and injuries associated with recalls, increased. The annual recall report, A KID Report Card: Children’s ... Read more
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