Category Archives: recalls

recalls- there’s an app for that!

Some recalls make national news (think car seat and food recalls) but many other recalls fly under the radar; even though they are just as important. With so many products being recalled all the time (1-2 children’s products are recalled each week) how can parents and caregivers keep up? New apps have emerged to help make checking your products for recalls much easier. For the past few months, we have been researching and testing the recall ... Read more
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Today is the anniversary of the KID Mobile Site

This week 4 years ago, the KID mobile site was launched! KID teamed up with WeMakeitSafer and Table XI to develop this site which makes it easier for parents and caregivers to shop smart for their kids. The site can be accessed by visiting KidsInDanger.org from a smartphone. The site is easy to use; just type in the name or manufacturer of the product in the search bar at the top of the page. You can even type in a product category such as ‘strollers’ ... Read more
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Safety tips, resources in honor of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

This week we will celebrate National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. In honor of the great work that child care providers are doing around the nation to keep our children happy, healthy and safe, we’d like to share a few safety tips and resources for providers and parents to use to keep children out of harm’s way. Recalls One- two children’s products are recalled each week for safety hazards. To keep up with recent recalls, sign ... Read more
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Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

Spring and yard sales just go together. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and help keep kids safe from unsafe secondhand products. Here’s a some second hand safety tips: Some children’s products, such as bath rings, baby walkers, crib bumper pads, and sleep positioners are ... Read more
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The one place you should look for product reviews is probably the one place you aren’t

Consumer reviews are everywhere these days. Before you see a movie, you might check out Rotten Tomatoes to see what other movie-goers thought of the film. Before venturing to a new restaurant, you might hop on Yelp or Open Table to read what other diners had to say. When it comes to children’s product reviews, many parents and caregivers visit Amazon.com or similar online sites to see what other purchasers said. It makes sense to visit such a comprehensive ... Read more
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Food recalls: what products have been recalled lately and how you can keep up

It’s been a slow month for children’s product recalls, but there have been a few major food recalls in March that we want to share with parents and caregivers so they can keep the children in their care safe. Like product recalls, food recalls can be very hard to keep up because there are so many and once an unsafe product has hit store shelves, it’s very hard to get them back. Please note that we are only sharing recent baby food or formula ... Read more
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Recalls drop, progress made in social media usage to increase recall awareness, but most recalled products remain in use

KID has been tracking children’s product recalls from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for over a decade.  It is a good measure both of what is entering the market that might be hazardous and the strength of our children’s product safety system – can we keep dangerous products off store shelves and out of our homes?  This year, we can see that stronger standards and oversight by regulatory agencies have had a measurable effect ... Read more
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Director’s Blog by Nancy Cowles: a week at ICPHSO

Leap Day fell at the start of a busy week in DC. On behalf of KID, I am a member of the International Consumer Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO[1]), an organization that brings together all the stakeholders in product safety to share information, best practices and new research on how to keep consumers safe. As Symposium Chair, I worked with ICPHSO staff, volunteers and board members to pull together our annual symposium held last week in ... Read more
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