Category Archives: consumer

Mother’s Day & KID

Today, many of us are with our mothers, our children or perhaps both -- celebrating Mother’s Day.  Here at KID we wish you all a wonderful day together.  Mothers and children are at the heart of our work.  We work every day to keep toys and nursery products safe and alert parents and caregivers to dangers – so they can remove them from their homes and facilities. KID started our work seventeen years ago this week.  On May 12, 1998 little ... Read more
Posted in advocacy, child care, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, cpsc, CPSIA, danny keysar, grandparents, Grief | Leave a comment

Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health and safety group in the state supported the bill. You can read a list of supporters and more about the bill here.This life-saving bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate where it is sponsored by Senator Julie ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, crib safety, cribs, cribs; safety; product safety, Family, illinois, infant products, jpma, Kids In Danger, legislation, nursery products, parents, product safety, regulation, safe sleep, safety, SIDS, standards | 2 Comments

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
Posted in advocacy, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, cpsc, ingestion, juvenile products, Kids In Danger, magnets, product registration, product safety, saferproducts.gov, safety, stroller, toy safety | Leave a comment

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
Posted in advocacy, child care, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, cpsc, danny keysar, Donate, Family, grandparents, infant products, Kids In Danger | Leave a comment

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
Posted in advocacy, child safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, crib safety, illinois, infant products, legislation | 3 Comments

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