Category Archives: bathseats

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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The Dangers of Bath Seats

Infant bath seats made headlines back in 2010, when the CPSC created a mandatory standard  to address the injuries and fatalities these products were causing. To prevent drowning deaths, the standard is very strict – no bath seats currently meet that standard. This post will outline the hazards posed by bath seats and remind you why we recommend against using them. Research shows that bath seats create a false sense of security. Parents and ... Read more
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Amelia’s story (Bath Seats Proven to be Hazards)

Amelia was 8 months old when she flipped underwater while sitting in her bath seat. Luckily, her mother pulled her out in time and saved her from nearly drowning (Click here to read the full story). We are happy to report that Amelia is alive and well today. In fact, she’ll be celebrating her 19th birthday this month!What we can’t overlook, however, is the fact that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Amelia’s ... Read more
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Add-On Mattresses and Other Products Your Baby Doesn’t Need

NBC Chicago Investigates recently interviewed KID Director, Nancy Cowles, about the dangers of supplemental or add-on mattresses for play-yards. Little known to many parents, these add-on mattresses are not held to the strong safety standards created for play-yard manufacturers but are easily available in stores. These mattresses are not manufactured to snugly fit in a play-yard, often leaving dangerous gaps around the edges where a baby can get stuck ... 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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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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New injury data from CPSC on tip-overs and nursery products

Lots of injury statistics coming out of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week. First, be sure and check out their new infographic. (PDF)  A child died every two weeks in 2011 from furniture, TV and appliance tip-overs.  The CPSC gives tips on anchoring furniture and preventing tip-overs as does Shane’s Foundation.  Shane died in 2011 when his nursery dresser tipped over on him. Beyond steps parents can take to prevent tip-overs, ... Read more
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Consumer groups, including KID, applaud the first new mandatory standard — bath seats

As we mentioned in our earlier post, CPSC voted 5-0 to publish the first mandatory standard required by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Consumer groups applauded the action, while still noting the particular dangers of bath seats, in a release yesterday. Read the statement here at Consumer Federation of America's website. ... Read more
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