Category Archives: regulation

Victory for Petitioners as CPSC Moves to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) took steps to protect consumers from a class of flame retardants known as organohalogens. This ruling came after KID, along with other consumer, healthcare, firefighter, and science groups, petitioned the CPSC to take action. This ruling marks the first time a federal agency has moved to outlaw an entire class of flame retardants due to public health and safety concerns. Organohalogen flame ... Read more
Posted in cpsc, cpsc; safety warning, Kids In Danger, poison, product safety, regulation | Leave a comment

Advocates applaud passage of bill on liquid nicotine safety

The House of Representatives approved the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (S. 142)< on Monday, January 11. The bill, passed by the Senate in December, would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require child-resistant packaging on the liquid nicotine containers used for e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. The legislation now moves to the President’s desk to be signed in to law. Many organizations worked on this bill, ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, child safety, Congress, ingestion, legislation, obama, poison, regulation | 1 Comment

Q & A with Linda from Parents for Window Blind Safety

At the beginning of October, IKEA announced that it will only carry blinds with no cords or inaccessible cords in all of its global stores by January 2016. KID spoke to Linda Kaiser from Parents for Window Blind Safety to find out what this change means in terms of ongoing safety and what parents can do to keep their kids safe with regards to window blinds. 1.) What makes this move a big win for window blind safety? This sets the tone for other ... Read more
Posted in child safety, regulation, safety; resources | Leave a comment

Consumer groups urge more action on laundry packet safety

The safety of individual laundry packets is again in the news after Consumer Reports (CR) announced on Thursday, July 16 that they no longer can recommend laundry packets and urge households with children under the age of six to not buy them.Since the introduction of liquid detergent packets in 2012, there have been just under 30,000 reported cases of child injury due to this product. The American Association of Poison Control reported that in 2014, ... Read more
Posted in ASTM, child safety, consumer, Kids In Danger, poison, product safety, regulation, safety | 1 Comment

Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health and safety group in the state supported the bill. You can read a list of supporters and more about the bill here.This life-saving bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate where it is sponsored by Senator Julie ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, crib safety, cribs, cribs; safety; product safety, Family, illinois, infant products, jpma, Kids In Danger, legislation, nursery products, parents, product safety, regulation, safe sleep, safety, SIDS, standards | 4 Comments

CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

For the past two years, there has been discussion of the dangers of high-powered magnets sold as part of magnet sets such as Buckyballs. Today, September 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to ban the sale of these dangerous magnets.These magnets are small balls or cubes that connect to each other, forming different shapes through a strong magnetic bond. When these high-powered magnets are separated they are often ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, children's product safety, cpsc, ingestion, injury data, magnets, regulation, standards | 4 Comments

CPSC moving to a vote to ban dangerous magnet sets

Almost two years ago, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) determined that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury associated with children ingesting high-powered magnets that are part of magnet sets. This was after a voluntary standard removed the dangerous magnets from toys.  Fast forward two years and federal regulators concur that a child died last year and at least 2,900 children have visited emergency rooms after swallowing ... Read more
Posted in cpsc; safety warning, magnets, regulation, standards | Leave a comment

Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

Update: HR 5348(McAsey-Pihos) passed the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee on 3/25 by a vote of 9-5.  Illinois residents can call their House of Representatives member and urge support.  Representative McAsey proposed a bill, HB5348, to ban bumper pads in Illinois earlier this winter. As many of you know, crib bumper pads provide no protection from serious injury in the crib and they have been linked to dozens of infant deaths.If this ... Read more
Posted in AAP, advocacy, Chicago, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, crib safety, cribs, cribs; safety; product safety, grandparents, illinois, infant products, juvenile products, Kids In Danger, nursery products, parents, product safety, regulation, safe sleep, SIDS | 4 Comments