Category Archives: recall

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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#BeBurnAware this week and all year through

The week of February 1-7 is National Burn Awareness Week and we want to share common types of children’s products that have been recalled recently because of burn hazards. They include pajamas, toys, and even accessories that you would never guess could cause a burn hazard to your children – but they can and do. See below for an overview and how you can keep kids safe. Pajamas There were over 240,000 units of children’s pajamas recalled ... 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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