Category Archives: car seat

Simple Safety Solutions for National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month – a time to raise awareness about the leading causes of injuries and deaths in our homes and communities. The National Safety Council has a number of resources about topics such as accidental poisoning and motor vehicle crashes. KID wants to take this opportunity to highlight steps that caregivers can take to protect children and infants from dangerous products. Anchor furniture to the wall. Furniture, such as ... Read more
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What is the ‘life of a product’?

At KID, we receive many questions about product safety and how to best keep children safe. One question that we frequently get is: What is considered the “life of a product?” How many years can a product really last and still be safe? Manufacturers use the phrase “life of a product” to describe the average amount of time products can be used before becoming too old or worn out to be safe or functional. However, it can be difficult for consumers ... Read more
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Trade-In Your Used Car Seats for Savings at Toys“R”Us

It’s that time of year again – the Toys“R”Us Great Trade In: Car Seat Event is upon us. This event is always a favorite, and for good reason! As we all know, car seats are a must-have safety item for all young children. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know if the car seat you’re buying is the right one for your child’s age and size, and they can be expensive. This trade-in event allows you ensure your child is riding in the ... Read more
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New Research on Child Safety This Summer

In addition to the extensive research KID has done on furniture safety, two important new studies related to child safety have released findings to the public. Let’s take a look: Safe Sleep Environments As a parent or caretaker, it is tempting to fill your baby’s crib with toys, blankets, and soft, cuddly items. The appearance of these extra items in commercials adds appeal to a practice that is not only dangerous, but life-threatening. ... Read more
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Is a car seat a safe place for a baby to sleep?

 In April 2015, a mother in Oklahoma tragically lost her 11-week child due to an unsafe sleep incident while he was at a child care facility. As a result, Ali Dodd, as News9.com reports, “is on a mission to change Oklahoma regulations and she has enlisted the help of lawmakers.”Her son was put to sleep in a car seat on the ground in a room at this facility. Car seats are not meant to be used as a sleep environment for babies and many state ... Read more
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Graco fined $10M for action in car seat recall, must spend $7M on child safety

On March 20, the Department of Transportation announced a $10 million fine against children’s product manufacturer Graco for failing to report incidents with their car seat buckles.  In 2014 Graco announced 2 recalls for nearly six million car seats because the buckles could fail to unlatch.  Complaints about the buckles came as early as 2009; Graco brushed them off as caused by food and drink being spilled on the mechanism.  As it turned out, ... Read more
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Stay Warm and Stay Safe

As the snow blows through the city and the temperature drops, it’s tempting to curl up inside and wait out the next few months. We here at KID encourage you to cuddle up with your kids, but while you and your family get cozy, consider these winter season safety tips to keep your children protected from both the bitter cold and hidden hazards of children’s products. Look out for drawstrings, which can be found in winter coats, jackets, and sweatshirts. ... 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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