Category Archives: crib safety

#FamilyVoicesFriday: Jared’s Story

On April 25, 1997, Jared was killed when the Evenflo Happy Camper portable crib he was in collapsed. Just 8 months old, Jared was a happy and spirited baby who wowed everyone he met with his beautiful blue eyes. The portable crib that killed Jared, which featured rotating center hinges on the top rails, should have been recalled much earlier. Jared was the 11th baby killed in this type of crib when he became trapped in the V-shape of the collapsed ... Read more
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KID Guidelines for a Safe Spring

Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a great way to start fresh in the new season. As a part of your 2017 spring cleaning, KID recommends the following: Get rid of clutter in cribs. Excess bedding such as bumper pads, sleep positioners, pillows, blankets, comforters, and stuffed toys can pose strangulation and suffocation hazards. When it comes to sleep spaces – #BareIsBest. Anchor your furniture. Injuries and deaths due to furniture and ... Read more
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New Research: Many Advertisements Don’t Adhere to Safe Sleep Guidelines

If you follow KID on social media, you may have seen us discussing recent research on the role advertisements might play in safe sleep messaging. A recent study at the University of Alabama examined thousands of magazine ads for children’s products, including cribs. They wondered: Do advertisements featuring sleep spaces adhere to the safe sleep guidelines established by the AAP? The results were mixed – 35% of ads did not follow safe sleep guidelines. ... Read more
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KID Honors Infant Mortality Month with Safe Sleep Tips

September is Infant Mortality Month. According to the CDC, infant mortality rates hit a record low in 2014, when there were only 6 infant deaths per 1,000 babies born. However, there are still racial and geographic differences in who is affected by infant mortality. As Infant Mortality Month winds down, KID wants to leave you with an overview of some of the most important safety issues affecting infants and their caregivers. Two of the leading ... Read more
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2016 Election: What’s at Stake for Children’s Product Safety?

These days, it often feels like we just can’t escape discussion of the upcoming election. Even when we feel weary of the political chatter, we can’t lose sight of how this election will impact children’s future health and wellness. From a children’s product safety standpoint, we need to consider how the new president, and his or her administration, will work to enforce and develop product safety standards and keep children safe. Earlier ... Read more
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New Research on Child Safety This Summer

In addition to the extensive research KID has done on furniture safety, two important new studies related to child safety have released findings to the public. Let’s take a look: Safe Sleep Environments As a parent or caretaker, it is tempting to fill your baby’s crib with toys, blankets, and soft, cuddly items. The appearance of these extra items in commercials adds appeal to a practice that is not only dangerous, but life-threatening. ... Read more
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Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

Spring and yard sales just go together. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and help keep kids safe from unsafe secondhand products. Here’s a some second hand safety tips: Some children’s products, such as bath rings, baby walkers, crib bumper pads, and sleep positioners are ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Tyler’s Story

On December 12, 1997, 10 month-old Tyler Jonathan lost his life to a faulty drop-side crib. On the morning of December 12th, Tyler’s mother found him with his neck caught between the side rail and headboard of his drop-side crib. Tyler’s mother assumed the 10 month-old was safe in his crib because it was bought new from a high-end retailer and met CPSC standards at the time. Tyler would have been 19 years-old today. This post is in memory of ... Read more
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