Category Archives: bassinet

Safe Sleep Month: What is a Safe Sleep Environment?

October is Safe Sleep Month – a time of year when parents, caregivers and safety advocates come together to focus on one of the key safety issues affecting infants. We’ve found that a common source of confusion for parents and caregivers is the different types of sleep environments available, from cribs to bassinets, and whether or not they are safe. When KID was founded in 1998, there were no mandatory federal safety standards for children’s ... Read more
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Buy and Sell Safely on National Thrift Shop Day

Today KID celebrates National Thrift Shop Day. Thrift shops are important community resources in that they offer discounted items, more sustainable shopping options, and encourage donation over disposal. However, not all used items are safe to use, especially for children. Before you run out to your local thrift shop today, we want to make sure you have the information you need to buy and sell used items safely. Certain categories of products ... Read more
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Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
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The CPSC Releases its Annual Report on Nursery Product Injuries and Deaths

Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their annual report on 2012 injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. There was a lot of numbers and some good information given in the report. We recommend you take a look, but for now here’s some of the more interesting and troubling information.InjuriesIn 2012, about 77,900 ER-treated injuries involved a nursery product and a child under the age of five. While this number ... Read more
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Clearing up the confusion: What is a safe sleep space?

Thanksgiving is just a week away and that means the start of the holiday season right around the corner. During this time of year, many families travel to see loved ones near and far. Whether you will be traveling or staying close to home, it’s important to make sure your youngest children have a safe place to play. With new mandatory safety standards going into effect for play yards, bassinets and cradles, it can be hard to determine what a safe ... Read more
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KID releases new report on SaferProducts.gov

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. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s public database, SaferProducts.gov, in March of 2011. This website allows consumers to share their personal experiences with various products, reporting any incidents or ... Read more
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CPSC and Baby Matters settle suit over Nap Nanny, announce full recall

On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Baby Matters LLC announced a settlement of the administrative case CPSC filed late last year after five deaths in the infant sleep product.  In addition to the deaths, there were 92 incidents in which babies fell partially out of the product into potentially dangerous positions. As part of the settlement, all Nap Nanny products have been recalled by the company.  Unfortunately, the ... Read more
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KID’s TEST program gives students experience in design safety

As the students at Northwestern University are finishing up their spring quarter, the freshman engineering students proudly presented their final design products. Four teams of students worked with Kids In Danger (KID) developing prototypes to address design problems that had led to injuries, deaths and recalls.  Two teams took a look at recent recalls for infant sleep environments other than cribs – the PeaPod Travel Bed, Nap Nanny and others ... Read more
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