Category Archives: media

Sleep Safe This Father’s Day Weekend

KID knows that dads play a crucial role in keeping kids safe, healthy and happy. In fact, dads today spend triple the amount of time caring for their children as dads did 50 years ago. Much of infant safety research and advice focuses on mom’s behavior, but it is important that dads also get information on how to protect their kids. Sleep related infant deaths such as Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) are the leading cause of preventable ... Read more
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KID calls on CPSC to recall hoverboards

UPDATE: On Friday February 19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) instructed manufacturers and retailers to stop selling hoverboards unless they meet UL Standard 2272. KID echoes the CPSC’s advice and we advise consumers to stop using hoverboards, check to see if they meet the UL Standard. If they don’t, return for refund. Check out this one minute video and in depth article for more information Almost everyone has been hearing about ... Read more
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Consumer report and KID Best Friend Mitch Lipka dies

This week KID lost a best friend. Mitch Lipka died after a courageous fight against cancer. Mitch was an award winning consumer reporter. Soon after Danny died in a dangerous portable crib in 1998, Mitch began to investigate the children’s product safety system that would allow such a deadly product to not only stay in homes and child care facilities, but also enter the market in the first place. The result was series of articles in the Sun-Sentinel ... Read more
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KID’s new Director of Development

KID is thrilled to announce a new addition to the staff.  Karen Yellen Dillon, an experienced fundraiser as well as an Emmy Award-winning TV producer has joined KID as Director of Development.  Prior to joining Kids In Danger, Karen was fundraising and marketing for advocacy and education organizations including the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Karen’s connection to KID goes back many years.  A former Emmy ... Read more
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Media vs. Real Life–magazines depict unsafe sleep environments

A recent study in Pediatrics found that more than 1/3 of photos in women's magazines depict babies in unsafe sleep positions and that 2/3 of sleep environments depicted are also unsafe. The study was led by SIDS researchers Rachel Moon, MD, a pediatrician, and Brandi Joyner at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. It analyzed images of sleeping infants in articles and advertisements found in 24 magazines circulated among 20- to 40-year ... Read more
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