Category Archives: recalls

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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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Tyler’s Story

On December 12, 1997, 10 month-old Tyler Jonathan lost his life to a faulty drop-side crib. On the morning of December 12th, Tyler’s mother found him with his neck caught between the side rail and headboard of his drop-side crib. Tyler’s mother assumed the 10 month-old was safe in his crib because it was bought new from a high-end retailer and met CPSC standards at the time. Tyler would have been 19 years-old today. This post is in memory of ... Read more
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Got old or recalled children’s products? Bring them to the #BRUGreatTradeIn

At KID we often talk about the dangers associated with used children’s products, especially those that are worn out, damaged, or which fall short of the newest, strongest safety standards. Recalled products often stay in use long after the recall announcement.  For these reasons, we encourage families to take stock of the items their children use and purchase products that meet the newest safety standards. However, we understand that this can sometimes ... 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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