Category Archives: Kids In Danger

Today is the anniversary of the KID Mobile Site

This week 4 years ago, the KID mobile site was launched! KID teamed up with WeMakeitSafer and Table XI to develop this site which makes it easier for parents and caregivers to shop smart for their kids. The site can be accessed by visiting KidsInDanger.org from a smartphone. The site is easy to use; just type in the name or manufacturer of the product in the search bar at the top of the page. You can even type in a product category such as ‘strollers’ ... Read more
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KID, others meet with CPSC Chairman on furniture tip-overs

Late last month, we learned of another death involving the IKEA Malm dresser. A not-quite two-year-old boy in Minnesota was killed when his dresser toppled over on him. This was after a July 2015 non-recall announcement by IKEA and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that two other children had been killed by Malm dressers and announcing efforts to distribute more safety straps to anyone who had any IKEA dressers. It did not include recalling ... Read more
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Safety tips, resources in honor of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

This week we will celebrate National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. In honor of the great work that child care providers are doing around the nation to keep our children happy, healthy and safe, we’d like to share a few safety tips and resources for providers and parents to use to keep children out of harm’s way. Recalls One- two children’s products are recalled each week for safety hazards. To keep up with recent recalls, sign ... Read more
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Advocates call for action on IKEA furniture tip-over

Today, Kids In Danger (KID), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Consumers Union and the National Center for Health Research called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to secure a formal recall of IKEA furniture responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents. In a letter to CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye, we urged CPSC to take strong, immediate action to better protect children from the tip-over hazard of certain ... Read more
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Recalls drop, progress made in social media usage to increase recall awareness, but most recalled products remain in use

KID has been tracking children’s product recalls from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for over a decade.  It is a good measure both of what is entering the market that might be hazardous and the strength of our children’s product safety system – can we keep dangerous products off store shelves and out of our homes?  This year, we can see that stronger standards and oversight by regulatory agencies have had a measurable effect ... Read more
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Director’s Blog by Nancy Cowles: a week at ICPHSO

Leap Day fell at the start of a busy week in DC. On behalf of KID, I am a member of the International Consumer Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO[1]), an organization that brings together all the stakeholders in product safety to share information, best practices and new research on how to keep consumers safe. As Symposium Chair, I worked with ICPHSO staff, volunteers and board members to pull together our annual symposium held last week in ... Read more
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get a jumpstart on safety

Happy Leap Year Day! We get an extra day this year, which means some extra time to stay informed about the latest safety and recall news. Have you signed up for KID’s email alerts yet? If not, you can sign up here. KID’s monthly email alerts are a great way to stay up to date about the latest news regarding children’s product safety, a list of recalls, and other KID news. It’s great information not only for you, but also to share with friends ... Read more
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KID, Dr. Oz urge parents and caregivers to #saynotobumpers

Just finished watching myself on the Dr. Oz show – never an experience I expected to have – but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share information on the dangers of crib bumper pads. New research  about the increasing dangers of crib bumper pads put this issue in the public spotlight.  We all want to know the answer to the question Dr. Oz posed: Why are crib bumper pads still for sale? I went to New York last month to tape ... Read more
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