Category Archives: Kids In Danger

KID Looks Ahead to 2017

Throughout the year, KID highlights major events, successes, and product safety updates in our blog. Looking back at posts from 2016 shows how far we’ve come this year. KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, visited the Dr. Oz show to discuss the danger of crib bumper pads. We hosted our most successful Best Friends Award Night to date, honoring longtime KID supporter Lisa Turano. We reported on the latest safety information, including updated ... Read more
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KID in Wisconsin for MIPA 2016

On December 1st and 2nd, KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, and I travelled to Pewaukee, Wisconsin for the annual Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance (MIPA) Summit. The MIPA Summit brings together injury prevention professionals from across the Midwest to connect with one another and share ideas, challenges, and successes. Over the course of those two days, we had the option to attend panel presentations on topics such as safe sleep, data ... Read more
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A Week in the Life of KID

September went out with a bang at KID with lots of activity.  Busy weeks like this remind us all how important KID’s work is to children’s product safety. KID ED Nancy Cowles spent the first part of the week at ASTM International subcommittee meetings on juvenile products.  From gates to cribs, crib mattresses to strollers, and more, changes were adopted or proposed to the voluntary standards that will make these products safer.  These ... Read more
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KID’s Newest Staff Member

My name is Carson Gaffney and I recently joined Kids In Danger as their Program Associate.  I grew up in a small town in South Carolina and moved to Chicago four years ago to attend the University of Chicago. After graduating in June with majors in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, I was looking forward to beginning my career in the non-profit industry and am so grateful for the opportunity to do so with KID. Throughout my time as ... Read more
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Since Danny’s Law Passed: Our Top 5 Blogs

Since Danny's Law passed in 2008, awareness of dangerous children’s products has spread and recall histories of leading children’s products manufacturers have come to light. It has become more vital than ever for the public—especially parents and caregivers—to be educated about dangerous products to keep children safe. KID has analyzed our top five blog posts to see what topics most interest our online community. Whether learning about pacifier ... Read more
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A Fond Farewell: Q & A with Laura

Laura has been with us since 2012, and has recently decided to move on from KID. A devoted Program Director, she has done much to support and drive the mission of KID, reaching out to communities and giving countless informative presentations. As she looks to move forward with new opportunities and experiences, she reflects on her time with us.  What drew you to KID? When I initially looked into the organization, it was not what I thought ... Read more
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New Packaging Standards for Liquid Nicotine: A Major Victory Against Child Poisoning

According to an American Academy of Pediatrics study released in March of 2016, exposures to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid among young children rapidly increased between 2012 and 2015. In that time, the National Poison Data System received over 29,000 calls for nicotine and tobacco product exposures for kids under the age of six. Of these incidents, children exposed to e-cigarettes were 5.2 times more likely to be admitted to a health care facility ... Read more
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KID interns reflect on their year at KID

KID appreciates the dedication and hard work of our interns, who play essential roles in the important work we do. After a yearlong internship, Samantha and Amanda reflect on their time at KID, looking back on valuable learning experiences and taking pride in the difference they have made in keeping children safe: Samantha: I started working at KID in October of 2015. I can’t believe the year is already over! As a Master of Social Work student, ... Read more
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