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Check out some pictures of this year's event. Join KID at our annual Best Friend Award Night May 23, 2013 at Fulton’s on the River in Chicago. KID and our supporters will gather to mark our 15th year and a new KID Best Friend.At the event, KID will honor Shawn Kasserman with the Best Friend Award. Kasserman, Partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, served as counsel for Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar in their lawsuit against the manufacturer and licensor ... Read more
Attention all Illinois residents! The Illinois House is considering HB 3052 which would bring the rest of the state in line with Chicago’s adoption of a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads. Call your legislator and urge them to vote YES on HB 3052. To keep up with KID’s action agenda no matter where you live, join our KID Action Team. We’ll give you the tools to be an effective voice in your community for children’s product safety.Monday ... Read more
Chairman Tenenbaum presented the 2nd annual Chairman's Commendation Award today. This award is presented annually to identify and honor people, organizations, businesses, state and local governments and other groups who have worked to reduce deaths, prevent injuries and improve consumer product safety. Nancy Cowles of KID received the award last year. "These individuals deserve to be recognized for their hard work to advance consumer product safety. ... Read more
Monday, April 2, marks the first anniversary of the posting of consumer reports about products at SaferProducts.gov. A year ago, there was much gnashing of teeth and hand-wringing about the awful effects of letting consumers tell their own experiences with products -- out where anyone could see! Prior to the new database, reports coming in to CPSC from consumers were kept in the dark, announced only in aggregate when there was a recall or ... Read more
Following a recall (for new labeling) in 2007 and a warning late last year as injuries persisted, five consumer groups including KID have called on CPSC to take further action on the Bumbo International Baby Seat, including a recall of the current design. While much attention has been paid to the fact that many of the injuries (31 skull fractures and other serious injuries) have taken place when the seat is used on a raised surface, less attention ... Read more
Update #2: (5/31/11) The House Energy and Commerce Committee never did get around to voting last week on this measure. And it looks like they won't this week either and then have a break next week. So that gives us more time to get calls into the representatives to oppose this bill that rolls back safety!Update: Committee made opening statements today, will vote tomorrow. Here is a press release from the consumer advocates trying to preserve ... Read more
While it is impossible to eliminate all risk from our children’s lives, the recalls and deaths in the past ten years have shown us that too little has been done to make children’s products safe.While one might understand the risk a child faces while out riding a bike or even learning to walk around the living room, one doesn’t expect a crib to collapse, killing a child or pajamas to be covered with a decal containing toxic lead.The CPSIA, passed ... Read more