Category Archives: drop-side

#FamilyVoicesFriday: Remembering Bobby

When Bobby was just six months old, he was fatally entrapped and strangled by the rail of his drop-side crib. Today, this post is dedicated to Bobby and the work his family has done to ensure that no other family would have to lose their child to an unsafe crib. When the side rail of Bobby’s drop-side crib came loose to entrap and suffocate him, his parents thought it was a sad and unfortunate accident. It was when the Long Island couple ... 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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Abigail, Danny L, Jamie, Liam (Over 12 Million Cribs Recalled since 2007)

More infants die every year in cribs than from any other nursery product. There are many reasons why a child can die or be injured by a crib– today we are highlighting the stories of four.Abigail’s crib rails came loose in a corner, causing her hand to pinch and get caught in the gap. The bolt had been drilled in too close to the edge and broken out. Thankfully, Abigail did not sustain any major injuries and is alive and well today. (Read her ... Read more
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Did you know?

Parents and caregivers have a wealth of knowledge from experience about how to raise a child with love and care. However, there are many things relating to safety that may surprise you.Did you know there were no requirements for testing or mandatory standards for most children’s products before 2008?The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, part of which was named after Danny Keysar, “...makes consumer products safer by requiring that toys ... 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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Join these moms to help keep kids safe

KID’s second annual Project Safe Child Fundraiser & Walkathon will take place this Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh, New York. The event is organized by Michele and Susan in honor of their sons, Tyler and Bobby, who both tragically lost their lives in cribs with drop sides. The event will raise money to support our mission to protect children by improving children’s product safety.The first Project Safe Child Walkathon ... Read more
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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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LaJobi Cribs, sold under the Graco name, recalled today

This is the first of two crib recalls today. You can find more on the other here.LaJobi and CPSC announced the recall today of 217,000 Graco-branded drop-side cribs sold since February 2007. As with the other 7 million drop-side cribs recalled in the past several years, the hardware on these can break or become loose, allowing the railing to separate from the crib, causing an entrapment and suffocation hazard. Two children were entrapped, but ... Read more
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