Category Archives: play yard

Safe Sleep Month: What is a Safe Sleep Environment?

October is Safe Sleep Month – a time of year when parents, caregivers and safety advocates come together to focus on one of the key safety issues affecting infants. We’ve found that a common source of confusion for parents and caregivers is the different types of sleep environments available, from cribs to bassinets, and whether or not they are safe. When KID was founded in 1998, there were no mandatory federal safety standards for children’s ... Read more
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Buy and Sell Safely on National Thrift Shop Day

Today KID celebrates National Thrift Shop Day. Thrift shops are important community resources in that they offer discounted items, more sustainable shopping options, and encourage donation over disposal. However, not all used items are safe to use, especially for children. Before you run out to your local thrift shop today, we want to make sure you have the information you need to buy and sell used items safely. Certain categories of products ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Jared’s Story

On April 25, 1997, Jared was killed when the Evenflo Happy Camper portable crib he was in collapsed. Just 8 months old, Jared was a happy and spirited baby who wowed everyone he met with his beautiful blue eyes. The portable crib that killed Jared, which featured rotating center hinges on the top rails, should have been recalled much earlier. Jared was the 11th baby killed in this type of crib when he became trapped in the V-shape of the collapsed ... Read more
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KID Guidelines for a Safe Spring

Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a great way to start fresh in the new season. As a part of your 2017 spring cleaning, KID recommends the following: Get rid of clutter in cribs. Excess bedding such as bumper pads, sleep positioners, pillows, blankets, comforters, and stuffed toys can pose strangulation and suffocation hazards. When it comes to sleep spaces – #BareIsBest. Anchor your furniture. Injuries and deaths due to furniture and ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Riley’s Story

Raedyn and Erik were extremely protective over their 3-year-old son, Chase, and baby daughter, Riley. They taught Chase not to leave small toys where Riley could get to them, kept their kids away from foods that could be choking hazards, and thought all of the products in their home were safe. But on January 2, 2001, just about two months before her 1st birthday, Riley was killed when her Baby Trend Home and Roam portable crib collapsed. The portable ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Remembering Ellie

In December of 2002, 13 month-old Ellie lost her life when the changing table attachment on her play yard fell on her. This post is dedicated to Ellie, who would have been 15 years old today. KID wants to honor her family’s strength and to highlight that unsafe, inadequately tested products continue to pose deadly consequences to our children. Ellie’s play yard had no locking mechanism on its changing table attachment. When the changing table ... Read more
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Honoring Danny’s memory

On December 31, Danny Keysar would have turned 19. However, a collapsing portable crib tragically took his life before he even reached two. In the years since his death, KID, founded by Danny’s parents, has worked to further his legacy and ensure that other children do not fall prey to a flawed system, which too often allows poorly designed and inadequately tested products to reach the market. The work we have done to change this system has only ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Ethan’s story

A baby is constantly learning new things by exploring their environment.  For many babies, this means grasping furniture to pull up to a better view.  Ethan was one of these babies. He loved exploring and integrating himself into the world around him. Unfortunately, in 2001, when Ethan was 8 months old the rails of his portable crib collapsed when he pulled up, strangling him. The crib was a hand- me-down that Ethan’s parents thought was safe ... Read more
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