Category Archives: Kids In Danger

Welcome KID’s 2015- 2016 interns

At the start of each school year, KID welcomes a team of interns to the organization. These students assist KID throughout the year and allow us to accomplish so much more. Here are KID's new interns: Jessica Attas My name is Jessica Attas. I am a first year master’s student at The University of Chicago School of Social Administration studying clinical social work. I found KID when researching different work study opportunities on the University ... Read more
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How to use what you learn in a KID safety workshop

So you attended KID’s safety workshop Creating Safe environments for Children? Great! We hope that you learned a lot and were able to bring new awareness and resources back to your home or facility. If you weren’t able to attend a workshop yet that’s OK, you can still get a lot of useful safety information from KID by following us online or signing up for our email alert. That being said, sometimes the information can be overwhelming and ... Read more
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Jordan A. Durrett: My time at KID

I started working for KID back in July 2013 and I have loved every second of it. I couldn’t have asked for a better organization to work for while continuing my studies. There is a passion and dedication in this office that is inspiring beyond telling. Knowing that I’ve been a part of that is an awesome feeling.In the little over two years that I’ve been working here I’ve grown so much. KID has given me opportunity after opportunity to do ... Read more
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KID and product safety by the numbers:

1998: The year KID started after our founder’s son Danny was killed when his portable crib collapsed around his neck in his daycare facility.19: The number of children we know have died in cribs with the same design as Danny’s.2-3: The number of children’s products recalled weekly.10%: The amount of recalled products that are ever returned or repaired - leaving about 90% of dangerous products in our homes or child care facilities or for sale ... Read more
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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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