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Ohio Crib Bumper Ban Goes into Effect

This month we celebrated another victory for child safety, the Ohio crib bumper ban! As of April 6th, 2017, Ohio will no longer sell non-mesh bumper pads. This ban follows three similar laws in Chicago, Maryland, and Watchung, New Jersey. The Ohio ban will be the second state-wide ban, a trend that we hope will continue until crib bumper pads are banned in all 50 states. The bans were recommended based on research done by the American Academy of ... Read more
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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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3 fast facts for National Poison Prevention week

National Poison Prevention Week is a 7 day period designed to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.  This is especially important because more than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the 57 poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. Follow KID on Facebook and Twitter this ... Read more
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Advocates applaud passage of bill on liquid nicotine safety

The House of Representatives approved the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 142)< on Monday, January 11. The bill, passed by the Senate in December, would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require child-resistant packaging on the liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. The legislation now moves to the President’s desk to be signed in to law. Many organizations worked on this bill, ... 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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Product Safety Trends for 2015

The New Year has arrived, and KID’s resolution is to continue protecting children from dangerous products. We are excited for all of the possibilities that 2015 brings for us! This year, you can expect to see KID working on…Protecting Children from Adult Hazards: There have been numerous incidents of curious children ingesting and being injured by dangerous products such as laundry pods, button batteries, and liquid nicotine. KID hopes to see ... Read more
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Protecting kids from lethal liquid nicotine

Traditional cigarettes are being phased out in favor of the modern e-cigarette. With this new trend however comes a new danger. Center for Disease Control (CDC) research shows that reports to poison control centers of child exposures to liquid nicotine– often colorful, flavored, and hence attractive to children – has skyrocketed in recent years. Earlier this month, Senator Bill Nelson introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of ... Read more
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Shine a little sunshine on unsafe products

Thirteen … that’s how many deaths could have been prevented in the latest instance of corporate officers knowingly concealing a serious product defect through secrecy agreements.  Through secrecy agreements in litigation, corporations and manufacturers hide their wrongdoing and avoid responsibility.  Consider recent events:General Motors vehicle ignition defect has been linked to at least 13 deaths and many more injuries and went unreported ... Read more
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