Category Archives: Kids In Danger

New Packaging Standards for Liquid Nicotine: A Major Victory Against Child Poisoning

According to an American Academy of Pediatrics study released in March of 2016, exposures to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid among young children rapidly increased between 2012 and 2015. In that time, the National Poison Data System received over 29,000 calls for nicotine and tobacco product exposures for kids under the age of six. Of these incidents, children exposed to e-cigarettes were 5.2 times more likely to be admitted to a health care facility ... Read more
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KID interns reflect on their year at KID

KID appreciates the dedication and hard work of our interns, who play essential roles in the important work we do. After a yearlong internship, Samantha and Amanda reflect on their time at KID, looking back on valuable learning experiences and taking pride in the difference they have made in keeping children safe: Samantha: I started working at KID in October of 2015. I can’t believe the year is already over! As a Master of Social Work student, ... Read more
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recalls- there’s an app for that!

Some recalls make national news (think car seat and food recalls) but many other recalls fly under the radar; even though they are just as important. With so many products being recalled all the time (1-2 children’s products are recalled each week) how can parents and caregivers keep up? New apps have emerged to help make checking your products for recalls much easier. For the past few months, we have been researching and testing the recall ... Read more
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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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