Category Archives: recalls

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

Almost everyone has been hearing about hoverboard fires lately. Case in point, I was traveling a few weekends ago and the airline printed a special warning about banned hoverboards on the ticket and announced several times that they would not be allowed on the flight. Amazon made news last week by announcing that it would offer refunds for hoverboards purchased on their site. Even Saturday Night Live joined the conversation by airing a skit that poked ... Read more
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Consumer report and KID Best Friend Mitch Lipka dies

This week KID lost a best friend. Mitch Lipka died after a courageous fight against cancer. Mitch was an award winning consumer reporter. Soon after Danny died in a dangerous portable crib in 1998, Mitch began to investigate the children’s product safety system that would allow such a deadly product to not only stay in homes and child care facilities, but also enter the market in the first place. The result was series of articles in the Sun-Sentinel ... Read more
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Five of This Year’s Biggest Product Recalls

Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately, KID has complied a list of some of the biggest children’s product recalls that you might have missed. Check out some of the biggest children’s product recalls from this past year: 1. Rainbow Play Systems Plastic Trapeze Rings (Fall Hazard-- 100 incidents, 15 injuries) These ... Read more
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Read this before purchasing brand new children’s products

Every year, and especially around the holiday season, new toys and other products for children hit store shelves. It can be exciting to see all these new items, but sometimes these products make us at KID a little nervous. Here’s why: All toys have to meet the ASTM F963 toy standard, but many of these other new products don’t fit into a product category and as a result, don’t have to meet any mandatory safety standards.  We have seen this ... Read more
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How to use what you learn in a KID safety workshop

So you attended KID’s safety workshop Creating Safe environments for Children? Great! We hope that you learned a lot and were able to bring new awareness and resources back to your home or facility. If you weren’t able to attend a workshop yet that’s OK, you can still get a lot of useful safety information from KID by following us online or signing up for our email alert. That being said, sometimes the information can be overwhelming and ... Read more
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KID and product safety by the numbers:

1998: The year KID started after our founder’s son Danny was killed when his portable crib collapsed around his neck in his daycare facility.19: The number of children we know have died in cribs with the same design as Danny’s.2-3: The number of children’s products recalled weekly.10%: The amount of recalled products that are ever returned or repaired - leaving about 90% of dangerous products in our homes or child care facilities or for sale ... Read more
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Happy Grandparents Day

Today is the day we celebrate the ones that help raise us, care for us, and give us an extra hand when we need it.Fun fact - the flower for Grandparents Day is the ‘Forget-Me-Not.’ So this Grandparents Day we are sharing some important safety tips to not forget when taking care of young children.  Here are a few things to not forget this Grandparent’s Day:Remember to register your grandchild’s product. It is the only way manufacturers will ... Read more
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