Category Archives: child safety

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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Trick or Treat: Tips for a Safe Halloween

It’s that time of the year again - Jack-o-Lanterns line the streets while spooky ghosts and ghouls roam from house to house collecting their treats. However, some aspects of the holiday can also pose certain hazards. According to the CPSC, there have been at least 16 cases since 1980 in which children under 15 suffered burn injuries involving Halloween costumes. Children are also more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween ... Read more
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Additional Death Identified as a Result of Recalled IKEA Dressers

KID is devastated to learn than an additional death has been identified in connection with the June 28, 2016 recall of 29 million IKEA dressers. Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the death occurred as a result of a recalled IKEA Malm dresser tipping over. These recalled dressers are now known to be responsible for eight deaths and at least 36 injuries, though those numbers have not been updated recently. The most recent known death occurred ... Read more
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KID Makes Connections at 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ Their evidence-based guidelines on safe sleep, car seats, and more have been crucial to KID’s outreach and educational work. When we learned that the 2017 AAP Conference was going to be in Chicago – KID’s home town – ... Read more
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