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  • Quick Tips for Window Safety Week

    Posted on April 7, 2017

    This year, April 2-8 is National Window Safety Week. We’ve covered a few aspects on window safety on the KID blog in the past, but this week serves as a yearly reminder to raise awareness about window safety and injury… Read More

  • #TBT SAVANNAH AND THE NEED FOR SAFER BABY MONITORS

    Posted on April 17, 2014

    UPDATE: This blog was written some time ago, but the dangers are still relevant today. KID continues to work on improving children’s product safety in honor of children, like Savannah, who died when she was strangled by a baby monitor… Read More

  • KID releases new report on SaferProducts.gov

    Posted on August 9, 2013

    August 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) back in 2008. This landmark safety legislation paved the way for improvement in safety standards and lead to the creation of the U.S…. Read More

  • A new ASTM standard and Savannah’s Playground

    Posted on June 21, 2012

    A new ASTM International safety standard (F2951) requires that electrical cords on baby monitors be labeled with a strangulation hazard warning. Seven infants have strangled and lost their lives as a result of baby monitor cords. The warning labels inform… Read More

  • Savannah and the need for safer baby monitors

    Posted on April 30, 2012

    Today marks Savannah’s birthday. She died before her first birthday when she was able to wrap the cord from a video infant monitor around her neck. Her parents thought the cord was safely out of reach — but that was… Read More

  • Father brings his story to standard setting group on infant monitors.

    Posted on October 6, 2011

    ASTM International meetings on juvenile products are well attended by manufacturers and testing laboratories.  The meetings also contain a small smattering of retailers and consumer groups, such as KID.  But it is rare that a parent of an injured or… Read More

  • Summer Infant recalls video baby monitor for burns AND strangulation hazard

    Posted on February 11, 2011

    We posted a few weeks ago a recall that mysteriously showed up on the manufacturer’s site (Summer Infant) and on Toys”R”Us, but not on CPSC’s list of recalls. Many parents get their news of recalls from CPSC — without that… Read More

  • Summer Infant recalls battery from color video baby monitor

    Posted on January 19, 2011

    Not sure why this is not posted yet on CPSC, but both Babies”R”Us and Summer Infant have it posted on their websites: Summer Infant recalls the batteries from their Slim and Secure Handheld Color Video Monitor. The battery can overheat… Read More

  • CPSC issues alert on baby monitor cords

    Posted on October 6, 2010

    After the death of a 10-month-old baby this past March, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning about the risk of strangulation by baby monitor cords. This can occur if the monitor is placed too close to areas where children… Read More

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