Category Archives: Research

KID Reviews the Data: Tips for Home Treadmill Use

Treadmills can be a great addition to the home for busy families trying to get in some exercise. As with most large machines, caution must be taken while using them – especially if you have young children in the house. The issue of treadmill safety became headline news in 2009 when Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter tragically died in a treadmill accident. Since then, many news outlets and safety organizations have followed and reported on the ... Read more
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New KID report shows injuries, incidents up in 2016 recalls

  On Monday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, US PIRG and Illinois Action for Children, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year marked a reversal of decreasing recall and injury numbers that the U.S. has seen in past years. In 2016, the number of recalls reported, as well as incidents and injuries associated with recalls, increased. The annual recall report, A KID Report Card: Children’s ... Read more
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New Research: Many Advertisements Don’t Adhere to Safe Sleep Guidelines

If you follow KID on social media, you may have seen us discussing recent research on the role advertisements might play in safe sleep messaging. A recent study at the University of Alabama examined thousands of magazine ads for children’s products, including cribs. They wondered: Do advertisements featuring sleep spaces adhere to the safe sleep guidelines established by the AAP? The results were mixed – 35% of ads did not follow safe sleep guidelines. ... Read more
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KID and Shane’s Foundation Release Report on Furniture Stability

A child dies from tipping furniture, appliances or TVs every two weeks. The statistics for tip-over incidents have grown over the last decade, yet there has been little reform to safety standards. In our new report, Furniture Stability: A review of data and testing, released today in conjunction with Shane’s Foundation, we analyzed data of dresser and chest tip-overs and revealed testing results for 19 furniture units. “Years of work on the ... 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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New Report from KID shows strong regulations improve product safety

Stronger standards and oversight by regulatory agencies have had a measurable effect on product safety.  Our new report shows a decrease in the number of recalls of children’s products, as well as the injuries and incidents reported with those recalled products. A Decade of Data: An In-depth Look at 2014 and a Ten-Year Retrospective on Children’s Product Recalls reviews recall data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for 2014 ... Read more
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At a Glance: CPSC Report on Nursery Products

On December 29, the CPSC released their report: Injuries and Deaths Associated with Nursery Products Among Children Younger than Age Five which gives data on 2013 and previous years. To really understand the incidence rates of dangers associated with nursery products, we recommend you take a look at the report. For now, we offer you a brief overview of their findings.InjuriesIn 2013, there were 74,900 emergency-department treated injuries associated ... Read more
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KID joins partners to promote child product safety

At KID, we pride ourselves on giving a voice to parents and caregivers by giving them a seat at the table to ensure safety is the first priority when it comes to children’s products. However, the strength of our voice and the impact of our efforts are significantly increased when other advocates and partners in safety join their voices with ours. Over the past month, KID has teamed up with the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Illinois PIRG ... Read more
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