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Early in 2010, KID learned of two deaths involving crib bumper pads. One was six month old Aiden in Texas, the other, 2 month old Preston in Alaska. These preventable deaths strengthened our resolve to warn parents about the dangers of crib bumper pads. KID had begun addressing the issue after the 2007 release of ground-breaking research by Dr. Bradley Thach showing a link between crib bumper pad use and infant death. Flash forward to today. ... Read more
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day when many of us delight in our children and our moms. It is reminder of the precious gift of children – and a chance for those children to honor their mothers for the daily tasks, the big sacrifices and the bountiful love they give. But this year, Sunday also marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Danny Keysar. Danny died when he was sixteen months old when the portable crib he slept in at child care ... Read more
Attention all Illinois residents! The Illinois House is considering HB 3052 which would bring the rest of the state in line with Chicago’s adoption of a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads. Call your legislator and urge them to vote YES on HB 3052. To keep up with KID’s action agenda no matter where you live, join our KID Action Team. We’ll give you the tools to be an effective voice in your community for children’s product safety.Monday ... Read more
As we have done every year since 2002, today KID released our report on children’s product recalls from the past year. In 2012, the number of children’s product recalls continued to decline to 97, the lowest number since 2004. But while the number declined, let’s put it in perspective. Most parents say they hear about recalls once or twice a month at the most – but in fact, in 2012, a children’s product was recalled every three ... Read more
Today CPSC and Gemme Juvenile announced the recall of Natart Chelsea dressers for tip-over hazard. The dressers can tip, trapping toddlers or young children. The company will send anchoring straps to prevent tip-overs. In March 2011, 2 year old Shane of Barrington, Illinois was crushed by this dresser. His mother had tucked him in for his nap, but found him under the dresser when she returned. Shane's family continues to push for tougher standards ... Read more
On November 16, 2012, CPSC and KidCo announced the recall of the PeaPod Travel Tent. KID had been aware of the hazards of the product since early in the year when we learned of a death of a baby in New York. The release notes that death and nine reports of incidents – children found under or wedged next to the mattress -- that could have resulted in death or serious injury. Six of the reports were in the US, three in Canada. We felt it was ... Read more
Lots of injury statistics coming out of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week. First, be sure and check out their new infographic. (PDF) A child died every two weeks in 2011 from furniture, TV and appliance tip-overs. The CPSC gives tips on anchoring furniture and preventing tip-overs as does Shane’s Foundation. Shane died in 2011 when his nursery dresser tipped over on him. Beyond steps parents can take to prevent tip-overs, ... Read more
Prior to the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, there was no requirement that children's products be tested for safety before they were sold. While a very few mandatory standards existed at CPSC and there were voluntary industry standards, there was no requirement products be tested to prove they met these standards. Now, a portion of the CPSIA, named after Danny Keysar, requires strong mandatory standards ... Read more