Category Archives: child safety

#PreventPoison during National Poison Prevention Week

March 18th – March 24th is National Poison Prevention Week. In addition to our work keeping poisons out of products, KID participates in awareness campaign such as this to educate caregivers and protect children from poisoning hazards. It can be difficult to keep track of the products that can pose poisoning or ingestion hazards to children. Be aware that these products can pose a risk to your children: Laundry Packets: These small packets ... Read more
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Infant Sling Carriers: CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard

Attention sling users, CPSC's new standard for slings has gone into effect as of January 30th. This new standard is an update of the standard adopted last year by CPSC for infant carrier slings. Infant carrier slings can pose a suffocation risk to infants, and so the new standard focuses on suffocation hazard warning labels. It's been reported that between January 2003 and September 2016, 159 incidents happened involving sling carriers, including ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Remembering Bobby

When Bobby was just six months old, he was fatally entrapped and strangled by the rail of his drop-side crib. Today, this post is dedicated to Bobby and the work his family has done to ensure that no other family would have to lose their child to an unsafe crib. When the side rail of Bobby’s drop-side crib came loose to entrap and suffocate him, his parents thought it was a sad and unfortunate accident. It was when the Long Island couple ... Read more
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Creating a Safe Baby Registry

Many expanding families rely on baby registries to stay organized and get everything they need for their new child. Many websites offer comprehensive lists of the “essentials.” However, we receive many questions from expectant parents about making sure that they only register for the safest products. Follow these tips when selecting products for your registry: Cribs and other sleep products Whether you are shopping for a crib yourself ... Read more
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Honoring Danny’s 21 st Birthday

This New Years Eve at KID, we are recognizing the 21st birthday of Danny Keysar. It’s impossible for us to know how Danny would be celebrating this milestone – he was taken from his family at 16 months by an unsafe crib. At the time, the childcare facility where Danny was fatally entrapped had no idea that Danny’s crib had been recalled 5 years earlier. Danny was the crib’s 5th victim, and in total 19 children died in cribs of that ... Read more
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KID 2017 in Review: Reaching and Exceeding Goals

At the beginning of 2017 KID discussed a few goals that we had for the new year. These included expanding safe sleep environments, advocating for stronger furniture stability standards, and improving accessibility of KID. Read below to understand ways we worked to achieve those goals and more in 2017. February – KID participated in the annual ICPHSO Symposium, giving vital consumer input to product safety stakeholders. It was the end of KID ... Read more
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Remembering Tyler with Tyler’s Teddies

When Tyler was just 10 months old he was fatally entrapped in the side of a drop-side crib.  For years Tyler’s parents would find the very crib that strangled Tyler being advertised in stores as #1 for safety. In the hopes of saving the lives of other children and improving product safety, Tyler’s family has shared his story with KID. “Tyler still has work to do on earth”, says Tyler's mom, Michele. Today, Tyler’s story has inspired ... 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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