Category Archives: injury data

The Biggest Recalls of 2017 (So Far)

Summer is in full swing and we’ve made it halfway through 2017. Several dozen children’s products have been recalled this year – already outpacing 2016 recalls. At this time of year, we like to remind parents and caregivers about the biggest recalls of the year, so far. Checking your products for recalls is an important step in protecting your home and your children from common hazards. If you have any of these products, stop using them immediately ... Read more
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#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 Honors Burn Awareness Week

During this National Burn Awareness Week, KID aims to draw attention to some common burn and fire hazards. Fire and burn hazards have received more attention recently due to the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Hoverboard recalls. According to the CDC, 300 children are treated in emergency rooms every day as a result of burn injuries. Another 2 children die every day as a result of burns. Our goal at KID is to help prevent these injuries and fatalities, and ... Read more
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KID connects with other injury prevention professionals at #MIPA2015

“We live in a world designed by adults, for adults, but kids suffer,” stated Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. This was one of my favorite quotes of the weekend, and something I will certainly share with others during KID’s education and outreach efforts going forward. Dr. Smith made this comment while introducing KID Executive Director Nancy Cowles and KID Board member, American Academy of Pediatrics ... Read more
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You asked, we answered. What’s the best stroller?

Sometimes parents reach out to us asking for product recommendations. Recently, we received a question about what the best stroller out there is.  But just like there’s no one car that’s best for every family (that tricked-out sports car just won’t fit a family with four kids), the stroller that’s right for your family might not be right for another.That being said, there are certainly safety issues to be aware of in choosing a stroller for ... Read more
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The reality of tip over hazards

This week we have a guest blog post from Lisa Siefert of Shane's Foundation, a non profit dedicated to children's safety focusing on furniture tip over education and prevention.“Love you,” I said to my baby boy. “Love you,” Shane said from his bed as I closed the door to his bedroom for his afternoon nap. Later, I went to wake my baby from his nap as my husband came in from yard work. My husband heard a sound that was unrecognizable—my ... Read more
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At a Glance: CPSC Report on Nursery Products

On December 29, the CPSC released their report: Injuries and Deaths Associated with Nursery Products Among Children Younger than Age Five which gives data on 2013 and previous years. To really understand the incidence rates of dangers associated with nursery products, we recommend you take a look at the report. For now, we offer you a brief overview of their findings.InjuriesIn 2013, there were 74,900 emergency-department treated injuries associated ... Read more
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Detergent pods can put children at risk

At KID, we often warn about the dangers of products that are aimed at children, but are faulty, contain choking hazards or pose strangulation risks. But curious, adventurous children can easily end up hurt from products that are definitely not aimed at them. No mother or father is going to give their child a liquid laundry detergent packet to play with, but these brightly-colored pods were responsible for sending 6,000 kids to the emergency room in ... Read more
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