Category Archives: cpsc

CPSC releases toy safety report

In November, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Report for the year of 2013. The report states that in 2013, nine children under the age of twelve were lost due to toy-related fatalities, most of which occurred by asphyxiation. KID recommends preventing choking and asphyxiation by using a toilet paper roll to test small toys and parts. If an item fits inside a toilet paper roll, it presents ... Read more
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What you need to know about the Graco Stroller Recall

Today CPSC joined with agencies from Canada and Mexico to announce the recall of almost five million Graco strollers – sold for over 15 years.  The side latches on the strollers have caused fingertip amputations. Here’s what you need to know:Is my stroller part of the recall?The list of models included is mind-boggling.  The only way to be sure is to check your model name against this list.  Model names and date of manufacturer are printed ... Read more
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CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

For the past two years, there has been discussion of the dangers of high-powered magnets sold as part of magnet sets such as Buckyballs. Today, September 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to ban the sale of these dangerous magnets.These magnets are small balls or cubes that connect to each other, forming different shapes through a strong magnetic bond. When these high-powered magnets are separated they are often ... Read more
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Don’t learn about recalls from your grandkids: KID’s resource guide for grandparents

Grandparents are one of the greatest resources when it comes to keeping their grandchildren safe. They can make invaluable partners to busy parents by taking the time to search the products their grandchildren use for recalls and safety concerns. Below, we have complied a set of resources that we would love grandparents to refer to first whenever a new product is bought, or there’s a question as to the safety of a current product.How KID empowers ... Read more
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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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New CPSC Chair and Commissioner

After being nominated in March by President Obama, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elliot Kaye (D) as 10th Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a vote this past Monday, July 28th. Kaye will be replacing Inez Tenenbaum as Chairman.  Commissioner Robert Adler has been serving as Acting Chair.Kaye served in Tenenbaum’s administration; most recently as CPSC Executive Director. Kaye spearheaded projects addressing brain safety issues ... Read more
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Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
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An interview with CPSC’s Jonathan Midgett

Earlier this month, KID had a chance to talk with Jonathan Midgett, an engineering psychologist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). We asked him some questions about product safety and human factors to better understand how important this field is to protect consumers and keep kids safe.The leader of the Children’s Hazards Program Areas Team at the CPSC, Jonathan has a lot of know-how about how children’s products and children ... Read more
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