Category Archives: ingestion

Lead Paint, Button Batteries, and More: 5 Recent Recalls for Poisoning Hazards

This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls on the week of March 19-25. In order to draw attention to common poisoning hazards, we’ve put together a list of a few recent recalls that highlight the dangers of lead, button batteries, and more. To keep up with recalls in real time, follow KID on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and sign up for our monthly alerts. These 5 products, and others, have recently been recalled for poisoning hazards: ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Remembering Kenny

When Kenny’s older brother, Ben, received two Magnetix sets for his 10th birthday, their mother was careful to keep the toy away from 21-month-old Kenny. What she could not have known was that as the older children played with the toy, tiny magnets were breaking off of the set and falling into the carpet. Shortly after Ben’s birthday, Kenny became sick with flu-like symptoms. As his symptoms worsened, his family rushed him to the emergency room. ... Read more
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Beware Holiday Ingestion Hazards

This holiday season, friends and family members will be searching for the perfect gift. It can be difficult to navigate the crowded stores and make decisions about which gifts will be the absolute best fit. At KID, our mission is to inform everyone about the risks and dangers of various products. This holiday season we want to reemphasize two products that have proven to be very dangerous for young children. Button Batteries Button batteries ... Read more
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Advocates applaud passage of bill on liquid nicotine safety

The House of Representatives approved the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 142)< on Monday, January 11. The bill, passed by the Senate in December, would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require child-resistant packaging on the liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. The legislation now moves to the President’s desk to be signed in to law. Many organizations worked on this bill, ... Read more
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5 tips for last minute holiday shopping

As you finish shopping for loved ones this holiday season, make safety a priority and follow KID’s shopping safety tips: Check products for recalls before you buy by visiting KidsInDanger.org from your smartphone. Look for markings or labels that show the product has met safety standards. Standards for children’s durable products (cribs, strollers, play yards, etc.) can be found here. All toys have to meet the ASTM F963 toy standard. Follow ... Read more
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A Closer Look SaferProducts.gov

KID recently took a look through the SaferProducts.gov posting board to see what consumers were talking about. We noticed some interesting patterns to watch out for so you and your loved ones can stay safe from these potential hazards. There were 30 children’s product-related consumer reports in the month of December.  The incidents ranged from safety failures of strollers to toys causing bruising, cuts, or pulling out hair. There were many ... Read more
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Product Safety Trends for 2015

The New Year has arrived, and KID’s resolution is to continue protecting children from dangerous products. We are excited for all of the possibilities that 2015 brings for us! This year, you can expect to see KID working on…Protecting Children from Adult Hazards: There have been numerous incidents of curious children ingesting and being injured by dangerous products such as laundry pods, button batteries, and liquid nicotine. KID hopes to see ... Read more
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What NOT to buy this season

There are countless advertisements and promotions telling you all the things you should buy this season, but little attention is given to informing parents and caregivers about the dangerous products they should avoid purchasing over the holidays. KID has listed a few of these products to avoid below.  To see the potential safety hazards of all products, visit www.kidsindanger.org/product-hazards/Hazard: Fall Culprit: Walkers Instead of purchasing ... Read more
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