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Last week, KID released a new report on fire and burn hazards within children’s products: Playing with Fire Hazards: An analysis of children’s products recalled for fire hazards from June 2007 to July 2017. This report aims to raise awareness about dangerous children’s products and promote safety. KID’s research revealed many things, but one particularly striking result is the increasing rates of recalled products. We found that an average ... Read more
It’s summer, and that means plenty of time for the kids to enjoy the great weather. Don’t let dangerous hoverboards get in the way of their fun! Following about 100 incident reports, Hoverboards have been officially recalled by 10 manufacturers and retailers. These incidents have ranged from sparks to explosions; the batteries inside the hoverboards have been known to overheat and catch fire, resulting in burns or damage to personal property. ... Read more
As Independence Day grows closer, people are dusting off their grills, searching their closets for red, blue, and white and preparing to set off fireworks to celebrate the occasion. Many take a dip in the pools to cool off in the midst of celebration, as the heavy summer heat settles in.As much fun as the summer can be, it’s also unfortunately a prime time for certain kinds of injuries-- especially from things like pools, lawn equipment, grills, ... Read more
Summer is here. We all spend more time outdoors with our families in the summer enjoying seasonal activities. However, it is important to remember to keep children safe. A few simple tips can go a long way in insuring your children have an enjoyable and safe summer.KID has posted an updated Summer Safety flyer to give the latest safety tips and information.You’ll find safety tips for yard sales, wheeling, soccer goals, pools, playgrounds, traveling ... Read more
It being National Fire Prevention Week, we'd like to reemphasize the threat fire or burns can pose to your children and to offer some advice on protecting them.Many safety groups have great tips for avoiding fire and burn injuries. Here are just a few..Never leave the stove or oven unattended in a child's presence.Keep space heaters at least 3 ft away from all curtains, papers or clothing.Make sure there are smoke detectors in all bedrooms and throughout ... Read more