Category Archives: consumer

A Closer Look SaferProducts.gov

KID recently took a look through the SaferProducts.gov posting board to see what consumers were talking about. We noticed some interesting patterns to watch out for so you and your loved ones can stay safe from these potential hazards. There were 30 children’s product-related consumer reports in the month of December.  The incidents ranged from safety failures of strollers to toys causing bruising, cuts, or pulling out hair. There were many ... Read more
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January Journal

Nancy Cowles, KID’s Executive Director, spent time this week at standard setting meetings for the ASTM International Toy Safety subcommittee.  These are her notes from the week:Monday, January 5, 2015:KID’s email alert went out for January – meanwhile, I headed north (brrr) to Ottawa, Ontario for the meeting of the Toy Safety subcommittee of ASTM International.  This group develops the standard (F963) that addresses safety in toys.  Unlike ... Read more
Posted in advocacy, ASTM, batteries, children's product safety, consumer, cpsc, Health Canada, Kids In Danger, product safety, saferproducts.gov, toy safety, toys | Leave a comment

Danny’s 18th Birthday

This Wednesday, on the last day of 2014, Danny Keysar would be turning 18.  A young adult, planning his next steps to college to fulfill the potential all parents see in their children.  But Danny isn’t here – he died before his second birthday in a poorly designed, inadequately tested, recalled portable crib.  His parents founded KID as Danny’s legacy to keep other children safe. KID’s work is done to honor the memory of Danny and other ... Read more
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4 years ago today SaferProducts.gov was born

Happy Birthday SaferProducts.gov. The website, which was launched 4 years ago today, is the host to more than 23,000 live product incident reports.  Read more about the site, and why it matters to you and your family, here. Everyone has their favorite review website. It’s your resource to make informed decisions about where to go, what to watch, and what to do. KID would like to add to your go-to websites a site that does more than just tell ... Read more
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Illinois Senate fails to pass ban on crib bumper pads

This spring, health and safety groups supported legislation to ban the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois due to the risk of suffocation.  The bill, HB 5348, passed the House and the Senate Public Health Committee.  But Friday night, at the 11th hour, the Senate failed to support the bill.  The bill is on postponed consideration and may be considered again in the fall. HB 5348 was supported by a wide range of Illinois organizations and government ... Read more
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Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

Update: HR 5348(McAsey-Pihos) passed the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee on 3/25 by a vote of 9-5.  Illinois residents can call their House of Representatives member and urge support.  Representative McAsey proposed a bill, HB5348, to ban bumper pads in Illinois earlier this winter. As many of you know, crib bumper pads provide no protection from serious injury in the crib and they have been linked to dozens of infant deaths.If this ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, Chicago, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, crib safety, cribs, cribs; safety; product safety, grandparents, illinois, infant products, juvenile products, Kids In Danger, nursery products, parents, product safety, regulation, safe sleep, SIDS | 4 Comments

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
Posted in Baby slings; cpsc; safety warning, baby walkers, bassinet, bathseats, booster seat, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, cpsc, cpsc recall, cpsc; safety warning, crib recall, cribs, injury data, juvenile products, Kids In Danger, nursery products, play yard, product safety, safe sleep | Leave a comment

CPSC Chair Circle of Commendation Award

This week, the Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inez Tenenbaum, announced her Circle of Commendation Award winners for 2013. Each year, this award has been given to organizations and individuals who have worked to improve product safety.  This year, KID was thrilled when Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was among the winners.  Most recently Dr. Sharfstein worked to ban the ... Read more
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