Category Archives: crib safety

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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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
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Illinois Senate to address crib bumper pad ban

This week a statewide ban on crib bumper pads will head to the Illinois Senate floor. HB 5348, the Illinois crib bumper pad ban, would ban the sale of crib bumpers. The effective date is January 2016, giving manufacturers and retailers plenty of time to comply.Still manufacturers are dragging their feet. The Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JMPA) argues that current ASTM standards are enough to protect children from the hazards associated ... Read more
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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
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Happy Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s day is a day that should be dedicated to all the grandmas and grandpas in our lives. Grandparents are often our favorite caregivers, but it can be hard for any caregiver, including grandparents, to keep up with constantly evolving child product safety messages. This grandparent’s day, KID has provided the answers to the most common safety questions we get from grandmas and grandpas. If you have a question that isn't answered here, ... Read more
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Safe sleep practices for baby

Many retailers, health organizations and safety advocates mark September as Baby Safety month. KID thought we would use this opportunity to review the importance of safe sleep environments for infants.  Below are a few of the main points we always want to stress with parents and caregivers. Infants sleep safest in a crib that meets the newest standards. Any crib manufactured after June 28, 2011 meets toughest standards in the world and therefore ... Read more
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Key safety questions every parent should be asking their childcare provider

Below is a recent blog we provided to our online partners that serve parent and grandparent communities across the nation. The response to the post was so overwhelming positive that we decided to share it with the KID community as well.KID provides article every month to our partners so their communities of parents and grandparents are up to date on the latest child product safety information and news. Some of our favorite posts are How grandparents ... Read more
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Summer safety news and recall round up

If you’re like us you feel like summer has just flown by. So if you feel like you haven’t been able to keep up with everything, including product safety news and recalls, you’re certainly not alone.  We want to take this opportunity to share major safety news and recalls of the summer, and give you the resources you need to keep up with this lifesaving information come Fall. One story that has been making the news lately is TV and furniture ... Read more
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