Category Archives: consumer

Reviewed for Safety: SaferProducts.gov

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 you which movie is worth seeing. This website, SaferProducts.gov, provides safety reports on children’s products, allowing you to report an unsafe product, and contains information that can help you make a decision that will ... 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 ... Read more
Posted in advocacy, child safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, crib safety, illinois, infant products, legislation | 2 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

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
Posted in advocacy, ASTM, child safety, consumer, cpsc, crib bumper pads, ICPHSO, juvenile products, product safety, Research, safe sleep, safety, tenenbaum, toy safety, toys | Leave a comment

Injury prevention discussed at events this week and next

From our founding, KID has worked to reach out to others who share our mission to keep children safe.  This week and next represent some of the fruits of the connections we have made.  Monday, KID executive Director, Nancy Cowles, joined others at a meeting convened by Consumer Federation of America and Underwriters Laboratories to discuss injury prevention and child poverty.  CFA’s earlier report had found that low-income children suffered more ... Read more
Posted in Chicago, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, ICPHSO, injury data, nursery products, product safety, product testing, safety | Leave a comment

Meet KID’s summer team

KID is so lucky to have such a great summer staff of people who do so much to get our life- saving work done. We invite you to take a moment and learn more about our summer staff team. If you would like to get involved with KID, please check out our volunteer opportunities. To make sure you are keeping up with product safety news, sign up for our email alert  and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Sarah Johnston My name is Sarah Johnston and ... Read more
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Words from a Champion: Guest Blog by Congresswoman Schakowsky

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
Posted in advocacy, Congress, consumer, consumer reports, cpsc, CPSIA, crib safety, drop-side, grandparents, infant products, legislation | Leave a comment