Category Archives: Kids In Danger

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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A Closer Look SaferProducts.gov

KID recently took a look through the SaferProducts.gov posting board to see what consumers were talking about. We noticed some interesting patterns to watch out for so you and your loved ones can stay safe from these potential hazards. There were 30 children’s product-related consumer reports in the month of December.  The incidents ranged from safety failures of strollers to toys causing bruising, cuts, or pulling out hair. There were many ... Read more
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Give back and make a difference with KID

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become a symbol of giving back and making a difference. The day offers a great opportunity to give back to your community. KID has a variety of options for involvement; you play an important role in keeping kids safe. Here are some ideas to get you started:Share KID’s lifesaving message with friends and family.  Use your own social media accounts to urge them to follow KID on Facebook or Twitter , to use our mobile ... Read more
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January Journal

Nancy Cowles, KID’s Executive Director, spent time this week at standard setting meetings for the ASTM International Toy Safety subcommittee.  These are her notes from the week:Monday, January 5, 2015:KID’s email alert went out for January – meanwhile, I headed north (brrr) to Ottawa, Ontario for the meeting of the Toy Safety subcommittee of ASTM International.  This group develops the standard (F963) that addresses safety in toys.  Unlike ... Read more
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