Category Archives: Kids In Danger

My experience at KID

Ludo has been with KID all summer as part of a international student exchange program. Below, she details her experience with KID and what she gained as a result of this summer. I had very positive feelings about KID since the first time I spoke on Skype with Nancy and Laura in the spring of 2015. These feelings made the decision to work and live in Chicago full-time this summer an easier one to make. Now, at the end of my two month internship, ... Read more
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KID represents parents concerns at furniture safety summit

On Tuesday, August 18, I participated on behalf of KID in a summit on furniture safety in High Point, NC. Lisa Siefert of Shane’s Foundation was also there, along with close to 50 industry representatives, Underwriters Laboratories and Bureau Veritas testing labs, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).The Summit was called jointly by CPSC and the American Home Furnishings Association (AFHA) along with ASTM International (ASTM) to ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: KID’s New August Campaign

August is a time for changes– people are cooling off from the summer heat, pulling out their mustard and maroon autumnal clothes, and shifting gears to the start of another school year.For some families throughout the years, however, their changes came in unexpected and sadly tragic ways. We will be taking the month of August to remember the children who have been injured or killed due to unsafe products (highlighted in our Family Voices section). ... Read more
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Easy Reference Guide for Parents

Happy Parents Day from KID!Today is a special day where parents should be recognized and supported in their job as parent.Being a parent is TOUGH! Here at KID, we recognize the hard work that our parents put in at keeping their children safe. KID takes child safety very seriously and wants to help provide parents with updated safety references to help our parents stay up-to-date with the latest safety tips and product safety news.Online Safety ResourcesCar ... Read more
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Consumer groups urge more action on laundry packet safety

The safety of individual laundry packets is again in the news after Consumer Reports (CR) announced on Thursday, July 16 that they no longer can recommend laundry packets and urge households with children under the age of six to not buy them.Since the introduction of liquid detergent packets in 2012, there have been just under 30,000 reported cases of child injury due to this product. The American Association of Poison Control reported that in 2014, ... Read more
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KID releases new report on pacifier safety

Today, KID released a new report on pacifier hazards. The report analyzed data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that shows that some pacifiers can pose a risk to infants and toddlers.Pacifiers have a tendency to rip or become lodged while in a child’s mouth, which is a choking and laceration risk. Check your child’s pacifier often and regularly to make sure there are no rips or cracks. In addition, make sure you’re not using ... Read more
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KID joins CPSC on the #Anchor It! campaign

Shane Siefert was only two years old when he died after the dresser in his bedroom fell on him. In response, his mother Lisa started Shane’s Foundation; an organization devoted to spreading awareness about the dangers of furniture and TV tip-overs. This issue is now receiving a lot of attention from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) through their #AnchorIt campaign. The national campaign and the foundation both stress the importance ... Read more
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Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health and safety group in the state supported the bill. You can read a list of supporters and more about the bill here.This life-saving bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate where it is sponsored by Senator Julie ... Read more
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