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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
Congresswoman Schakowsky joined KID and others to mark the fifth anniversary of this landmark safety bill. She offers these insights. This month we mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the most significant product safety reform since the creation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1972. I am proud to stand here today with Rep. Bobby Rush, as a cosponsor of his ... Read more
Bobby's grandmother recently shared his story on our Family Voices website. Bobby Dean died in 2007 when he was trapped between the seat and food tray of a Graco stroller. Graco finally recalled this product in 2010, but did not mention Bobby's death, only reporting on four earlier deaths and other injuries between 2003 and 2005. Had the recall taken place earlier, Bobby's life might have been spared. Another death was reported on SaferProducts.gov ... Read more
On Friday, CPSC announced the recall of Bumbleride strollers – the Indie and Indie Twin. At issue is the front wheel – it can break, causing a fall hazard. Bumbleride and CPSC report 36 incidents of the wheel breaking, with two injuries. If you have one of these strollers, you can order a repair kit here.But in re-reading the recall announcement KID noticed something peculiar in the notice. Down where CPSC usually has boilerplate language, ... Read more
On September 28th Consumer Reports (CR) released a new website specifically geared towards child safety. To promote their new resource CR has teamed up with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and National School Board Association (NSBA). The PTA and NSBA have promised to inform their members about the new alert system, which could potentially help millions of parents receive timely information about child product recalls.The site aggregates ... Read more