Category Archives: recall

Lead Paint, Button Batteries, and More: 5 Recent Recalls for Poisoning Hazards

This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls on the week of March 19-25. In order to draw attention to common poisoning hazards, we’ve put together a list of a few recent recalls that highlight the dangers of lead, button batteries, and more. To keep up with recalls in real time, follow KID on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and sign up for our monthly alerts. These 5 products, and others, have recently been recalled for poisoning hazards: ... Read more
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Super Bowl Sunday Update from KID: Furniture Tip-Overs, IKEA Recall, and #AnchorIt Campaign

Over the past few months, we’ve heard more parents, caregivers, and safety professionals discussing the hazard of furniture tip-overs than ever before. Social media presence, efforts by KID and other safety organizations, and TV news coverage have all played a role in raising awareness about this issue. In preparation for Super Bowl Sunday – a big day for the #AnchorIt campaign – we wanted to update our readers on this hazard. Current CPSC data ... 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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What Can the Samsung Recall Teach Us About Children’s Product Safety?

Over Labor Day Weekend, news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheating and causing fires and explosions shocked consumers worldwide. A month later, in early October, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a statement warning consumers to stop using the smartphone because it continued to pose a fire hazard. Luckily, Samsung agreed with the CPSC’s statement and announced that it would finally expand the recall to all Note 7 ... Read more
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Some States Fail to Keep Recalled Products out of Childcare Facilities

Busy parents rely on childcare facilities to provide care for their children in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. And yet, products that are deemed unsafe by the CPSC and recalled by manufacturers may still be found in some child care homes or centers! KID looked into each state’s child care regulations to see if they prohibit dangerous recalled products from childcare facilities. Shockingly, we found that only 25 of the 50 states ... Read more
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Rethinking Furniture Safety: Safer Designs for a Safer Home

After six children lost their lives and other children were seriously injured, IKEA finally issued a recall of millions of their MALM and other models of chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada. The CPSC urges consumers to contact IKEA for a full refund and to properly anchor all furniture to prevent tip over. KID applauded IKEA’s voluntary recall efforts, yet pointed to the importance of designing products for children and their homes that are ... 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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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Kenny’s Story

On Thanksgiving day 2002, 21 month old Kenny died after swallowing loose magnets from his brother’s Magnetix set. Kenny fell ill with flu-like symptoms which prompted a visit to the emergency room. Within a few hours, Kenny’s heart stopped and his left lung had collapsed. The coroner told Kenny's family he had swallowed 8 magnets, which blocked his intestine and released poisonous chemicals into his body. Kenny would have been 16 years-old ... Read more
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