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  • Victory for Petitioners as CPSC Moves to Ban Toxic Flame Retardants

    Posted on September 29, 2017

    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… Read More

  • Advocates applaud passage of bill on liquid nicotine safety

    Posted on January 13, 2016

    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… Read More

  • Q & A with Linda from Parents for Window Blind Safety

    Posted on October 21, 2015

    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… Read More

  • Consumer groups urge more action on laundry packet safety

    Posted on July 17, 2015

    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… Read More

  • Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

    Posted on April 22, 2015

    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… Read More

  • CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

    Posted on September 24, 2014

    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… Read More

  • CPSC moving to a vote to ban dangerous magnet sets

    Posted on September 10, 2014

    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… Read More

  • Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

    Posted on March 14, 2014

    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… Read More

  • Update on CPSC actions

    Posted on January 30, 2014

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC is at the helm of children’s product safety.  Here’s a quick update of recent and upcoming activity. Update:  CPSC adopts new mandatory infant bedside sleeper standard. KID’s view: In keeping with the… Read More

  • Hidden hazards in our homes

    Posted on January 20, 2014

    It’s a parent’s nightmare: a toy or product they bought for their child ends up causing injury or even death. This tragedy was realized for the Munroe family this past Sunday when their 8 year old daughter and 7 year… Read More

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