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New KID Report Shows Jump in 2017 Recalls

On Tuesday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois PIRG, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year, the number of recalls increased by 22%, while injuries and incidents reported prior to recall decreased from a spike in 2016. The annual recall report, A KID Report: 2017 Children’s Product Recalls and 2016 Recall Effectiveness, looks specifically at the recall data for 2017, and identifies ... Read more
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Happy Anniversary to SaferProducts.gov

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the implementation of a groundbreaking idea – SaferProducts.gov went live on March 11, 2011.  This database of consumer reports catalogs incidents with consumer products – everything from worrying about a possible hazard to reporting a death caused by one. For the first time, consumers had access to information on products that might have caused injury prior to recall. Despite a forecast of disaster ... Read more
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CSPC Sues to Get B.O.B. Strollers Recalled

Late last week, the US CPSC voted 3-1 to file suit against Britax to force action on B.O.B. jogging strollers made prior to 2015. According to the complaint, these strollers have caused injury to both children and adults when the front wheel disengages and the front fork hits the ground causing a sudden stop and instability. Britax bought B.O.B. in 2011 and imported the strollers through 2015. According to the complaint, there were at least 200 ... Read more
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Infant Sling Carriers: CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard

Attention sling users, CPSC's new standard for slings has gone into effect as of January 30th. This new standard is an update of the standard adopted last year by CPSC for infant carrier slings. Infant carrier slings can pose a suffocation risk to infants, and so the new standard focuses on suffocation hazard warning labels. It's been reported that between January 2003 and September 2016, 159 incidents happened involving sling carriers, including ... Read more
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CPSC Releases Report on Nursery Product Incidents

Every year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) releases a report with updated data on injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. In a change from past reports, CPSC Started last year including only non-incidental injuries, meaning the product was directly involved in the injury or death, whether or not the product was the actual cause of the injury. The report finds that the amount of emergency department-treated injuries ... Read more
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KID 2017 in Review: Reaching and Exceeding Goals

At the beginning of 2017 KID discussed a few goals that we had for the new year. These included expanding safe sleep environments, advocating for stronger furniture stability standards, and improving accessibility of KID. Read below to understand ways we worked to achieve those goals and more in 2017. February – KID participated in the annual ICPHSO Symposium, giving vital consumer input to product safety stakeholders. It was the end of KID ... Read more
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An International Month at KID

November 2017 involved a lot more international outreach than we are used to at KID.  But we hope that the outcome will be safer children’s products both here in the US and worldwide. It started with a meeting in Paris: the OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety.  KID ED Nancy Cowles was invited to present our research on recalls and recall effectiveness.  Nancy spoke of our data on US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls ... Read more
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CPSC Announces 7 New Hoverboard Recalls

On Tuesday, November 14, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced seven new recalls of self-balancing scooters, commonly called hoverboards. In addition, the agency again warned against LayZ Board products that have been linked to at least two fires, one of them fatal. This is the second round of recalls of hoverboards. In July 2016, CPSC recalled 10 hoverboards for fire and explosion/overheating risks. In May 2017, the CPSC ... Read more
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