Category Archives: Kids In Danger

KID’s new Director of Development

KID is thrilled to announce a new addition to the staff.  Karen Yellen Dillon, an experienced fundraiser as well as an Emmy Award-winning TV producer has joined KID as Director of Development.  Prior to joining Kids In Danger, Karen was fundraising and marketing for advocacy and education organizations including the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Karen’s connection to KID goes back many years.  A former Emmy ... 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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This week at KID- on the road, in the office, and out in the community.

Ever wonder what goes on duirng a typicaly week at KID? Read on for your chance to find outOn the roadKID ED Nancy Cowles traveled to Bethesda, MD this week to facilitate a strategic planning session for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). KID represents consumers in this organization and supports its mission to provide a forum for new ideas and information about product safety.  We'll also be participating ... 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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Give now and Danny’s parents will double the impact of your gift

Danny, whose parents founded KID, would be 17 this December 31.  This milestone has us looking back at what we have accomplished, but also forward to what remains to be done to honor Danny's legacy. If you haven't already, read our FY 13 Annual Report -- a great overview of our progress.  You can also check out the slide show version of our efforts, KID Makes a Difference.  In the coming year, we'll be working for strong implementation of Danny's ... Read more
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The CPSC Releases its Annual Report on Nursery Product Injuries and Deaths

Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their annual report on 2012 injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. There was a lot of numbers and some good information given in the report. We recommend you take a look, but for now here’s some of the more interesting and troubling information.InjuriesIn 2012, about 77,900 ER-treated injuries involved a nursery product and a child under the age of five. While this number ... Read more
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My first year at KID

It’s been a little over a year since I started working at KID. Prior to coming here, I knew absolutely nothing about child product safety. Now I feel like I have a much more solid understanding of the field. My friends and family must agree because they ask me for A LOT of safety advice. Here are some of the most common pieces of advice I share with them: #3: Register your products!It’s easy, paid for, and the only way manufacturers will contact ... Read more
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