Category Archives: crib safety

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
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Sale of bumper pads now banned in Maryland

Maryland is the first state in the nation to propose, and put into effect, a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads. This new regulation was adopted last November by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), and came into effect on June 21, 2013. The decision to make it illegal to sell crib bumper pads came after an 18-month long, extensive investigation into the safety of bumper pads. Results of this scientific, technical and public ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, crib bumper pads, crib safety, infant products, Kids In Danger, nursery products | 4 Comments

CPSC and Baby Matters settle suit over Nap Nanny, announce full recall

On Friday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Baby Matters LLC announced a settlement of the administrative case CPSC filed late last year after five deaths in the infant sleep product.  In addition to the deaths, there were 92 incidents in which babies fell partially out of the product into potentially dangerous positions. As part of the settlement, all Nap Nanny products have been recalled by the company.  Unfortunately, the ... Read more
Posted in bassinet, child safety, children's product safety, cpsc, crib safety, design, infant products, injury data, nursery products, product safety, recall, safe sleep, settlement | Leave a comment

KID’s TEST program gives students experience in design safety

As the students at Northwestern University are finishing up their spring quarter, the freshman engineering students proudly presented their final design products. Four teams of students worked with Kids In Danger (KID) developing prototypes to address design problems that had led to injuries, deaths and recalls.  Two teams took a look at recent recalls for infant sleep environments other than cribs – the PeaPod Travel Bed, Nap Nanny and others ... Read more
Posted in ASTM, bassinet, child safety, children's product safety, cpsc, crib safety, cribs, design, engineering, injury data, recall, safe sleep, safety | Leave a comment

In Memory of Danny

In 1998, Danny was killed when a recalled portable crib collapsed around his neck at his licensed child care home.  KID is Danny’s legacy.  Today, KID has the same commitment to the cause we did when Danny first died. We want to prevent dangerous products like the portable crib that killed 16-month-old Danny from reaching the market in the first place.  KID has put child product safety on the national agenda through Danny’s Law, named in his ... Read more
Posted in child safety, cpsc, crib safety, cribs, cribs; recall; safety, cribs; safety; product safety, recall effectiveness, standards, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KID releases report on crib incidents reported at SaferProducts.gov

Despite recent improvements in standards for cribs, unsafe cribs continue to be widely used in nurseries, a new study released today by Kids In Danger (KID) finds. The study examines consumer reports on cribs posted between April 2011 and May 2012 on SaferProducts.gov, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) online database. The consumer reports examined described incidents, injuries, or death associated with cribs.Parents may still ... Read more
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Just because you see it on TV or in a store, doesn’t mean it is safe

People do it all the time.  Walk into any grocery store and you’ll see infant seats perched on shopping carts.  Infant carriers and seats placed at eye level on counters and tables show up in everything from advertisements to network television sit-coms.  Both in magazine spreads and retail stores, cribs are packed full of beautiful comforters, pillows, and baby bumpers.  Would these be featured on a cover or commercial if they weren’t safe ... Read more
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Maryland announces proposed ban on crib bumper pads, effective next summer

KID has been firm on its position against the use of crib bumper pads. Bumper pads pose a risk of suffocation, strangulation, and death. Children have died as a result of this product --we believe the risks outweigh any potential benefit. Six month old Aiden lost his life by suffocating on a crib bumper pad. Preston, who was seven weeks old, also died when he rolled out of a sleep positioner and against the bumper in his crib.As awareness heightens ... Read more
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