Category Archives: cpsc

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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IKEA Recalled Dressers: Deadly Furniture

We hope you have heard about the 2016 recall of 29 million dressers from IKEA.  And that you have removed those dressers from your home and received a refund from IKEA. Unfortunately, we know from a death made public last month that not everyone has received news of the recall.  A 2 year old California boy was killed in May when a 3 drawer IKEA dresser tipped on him.  Our hearts go out to those who knew him and loved him. This family had ... Read more
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Additional Death Identified as a Result of Recalled IKEA Dressers

KID is devastated to learn than an additional death has been identified in connection with the June 28, 2016 recall of 29 million IKEA dressers. Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the death occurred as a result of a recalled IKEA Malm dresser tipping over. These recalled dressers are now known to be responsible for eight deaths and at least 36 injuries, though those numbers have not been updated recently. The most recent known death occurred ... Read more
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Safe Sleep Month: What is a Safe Sleep Environment?

October is Safe Sleep Month – a time of year when parents, caregivers and safety advocates come together to focus on one of the key safety issues affecting infants. We’ve found that a common source of confusion for parents and caregivers is the different types of sleep environments available, from cribs to bassinets, and whether or not they are safe. When KID was founded in 1998, there were no mandatory federal safety standards for children’s ... Read more
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Keep Baby Close – and Safe – During International Babywearing Week

October 2-8, 2017 is International Babywearing Week. Advocates remind us that babywearing is a good bonding tool, helps premature babies regulate their heartbeat and breathing by being closely attached to the mother, and allows busy caregivers to do other activities with comfort and convenience while still engaged with the child. However, to enjoy the benefits, follow these safety recommendations. Many baby carriers sold today must meet mandatory ... Read more
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Victory for Petitioners as CPSC Moves to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) took steps to protect consumers from a class of flame retardants known as organohalogens. This ruling came after KID, along with other consumer, healthcare, firefighter, and science groups, petitioned the CPSC to take action. This ruling marks the first time a federal agency has moved to outlaw an entire class of flame retardants due to public health and safety concerns. Organohalogen flame ... Read more
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Car Seat Safety Recommendations for New Parents

Car seat safety is of top concern for many parents—and for good reason: automobile accidents are unpredictable and far too common, and even the most cautious drivers are at risk. Many deaths and injuries result when children are not restrained properly, so finding the right car seat and installing it correctly can significantly improve your child’s safety. When shopping for car seats: Avoid buying secondhand. Car seats may not be safe ... Read more
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Safety Tips for the New School Year

We are coming upon the end of summer, which signals to every parent, caregiver, or teacher that it’s time to head back to school.  As your children get ready to see their friends, teachers, and school staff again (or for the first time), we want to highlight some specific safety concerns for the new school year. With this information, both caregivers and children can enter the new school prepared and ready to learn. Clothing While school ... Read more
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