Category Archives: Kids In Danger

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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Celebrate National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week kicked off this Sunday, April 12. This week is a reminder that when we work together, engage in our communities, and take action, our collective efforts pay off to create real difference. When we put our hearts and minds together, we can accomplish our shared goals of safe, healthy communities!We could not have accomplished all of our successes at KID without the continued efforts of our amazing volunteers. Take a moment to ... Read more
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An important week for safety

This week is National Consumer Protection Week (#NCPW), a campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to take advantage of their rights and make informed decisions.  At KID, we believe that consumers have an important voice to share about child product safety, and we want to make sure you know what you can do to make your voice heard. We have worked since our founding to convince policymakers to address safety issues and improve recall effectiveness. ... Read more
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New Report from KID shows strong regulations improve product safety

Stronger standards and oversight by regulatory agencies have had a measurable effect on product safety.  Our new report shows a decrease in the number of recalls of children’s products, as well as the injuries and incidents reported with those recalled products. A Decade of Data: An In-depth Look at 2014 and a Ten-Year Retrospective on Children’s Product Recalls reviews recall data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for 2014 ... Read more
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