Category Archives: juvenile products

KID’s New Report Finds Child Product Hazards in Illinois Child Care

KID released the findings from a survey of Illinois child care providers in our latest report, Safe Products and Child Care: An Illinois Snapshot. We found that Illinois is missing out on an opportunity to improve child care safety.Although Illinois has some of the most progressive child care product safety and safe sleep regulations on the book, 49% of child care workers report seeing at least one recalled or otherwise prohibited product and 37% ... Read more
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Reviewed for Safety: SaferProducts.gov

Everyone has their favorite review website. It’s your resource to make informed decisions about where to go, what to watch, and what to do. KID would like to add to your go-to websites a site that does more than just tell you which movie is worth seeing. This website, SaferProducts.gov, provides safety reports on children’s products, allowing you to report an unsafe product, and contains information that can help you make a decision that will ... Read more
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An interview with CPSC’s Jonathan Midgett

Earlier this month, KID had a chance to talk with Jonathan Midgett, an engineering psychologist at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). We asked him some questions about product safety and human factors to better understand how important this field is to protect consumers and keep kids safe.The leader of the Children’s Hazards Program Areas Team at the CPSC, Jonathan has a lot of know-how about how children’s products and children ... Read more
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Danny, Inez and KID’s best friends

Sixteen years ago today, Linda Ginzel arrived at her son Danny’s child care home to find he had been rushed to the hospital.  She later learned he had been strangled by the collapsing top rails of the portable crib he napped in while at child care.  Danny’s parents were shocked to discover that the crib had been recalled 5 years earlier and that Danny was the fifth child to die in that brand.  They couldn’t believe that a child’s portable ... Read more
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Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

Update: HR 5348(McAsey-Pihos) passed the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee on 3/25 by a vote of 9-5.  Illinois residents can call their House of Representatives member and urge support.  Representative McAsey proposed a bill, HB5348, to ban bumper pads in Illinois earlier this winter. As many of you know, crib bumper pads provide no protection from serious injury in the crib and they have been linked to dozens of infant deaths.If this ... Read more
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KID’s new report shows need for more work to get recalls out of homes.

Update: Check out the updated USA Today article , NBC 5 Chicago video coverage of the report, pictures from the event. 4 more children’s products have been recalled for safety hazards since KID’s recall report last week.  “Like” KID on Facebook to keep up with the latest recalls and sign up for KID’s email alert to get a list of recalls delivered to your inbox each month.  Today KID released a report, After the Recall: Dangerous Products ... Read more
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Update on CPSC actions

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC is at the helm of children’s product safety.  Here’s a quick update of recent and upcoming activity.Update:  CPSC adopts new mandatory infant bedside sleeper standard.KID’s view: In keeping with the timeline set by Danny’s Law in developing and publishing strong mandatory standards for durable infant and toddler products.  To date, 9 product standards have been published and two more have ... Read more
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Hidden hazards in our homes

It’s a parent’s nightmare: a toy or product they bought for their child ends up causing injury or even death.This tragedy was realized for the Munroe family this past Sunday when their 8 year old daughter and 7 year old son both died when playing in a recalled hope chest  manufactured by Lane Furniture. Reports of similar occurrences led to the recall of these locking chests in 1996. Yet, nearly 20 years later, dangerous products such as this ... Read more
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