Category Archives: saferproducts.gov

Happy Anniversary to SaferProducts.gov!

At KID, we see firsthand how SaferProducts.gov meets a major need in the product safety. Today, we’re celebrating that the site, launched by the CPSC on March 11, 2011, has now been active for 6 years! SaferProducts.gov is the government’s product safety database. In December of 2016, KID joined the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Public Citizen, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group in releasing an analysis of SaferProducts.gov ... Read more
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KID Celebrates Safe Toys and Gifts Month

The Holidays are officially upon us! As you celebrate this special time with your loved ones, make sure safety stays a priority. December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, and in order to celebrate, we have pulled together some helpful tips on how to give safely this holiday season: When in doubt, use the toilet paper roll test: If a toy, or any small, breakable parts, can fit inside a toilet paper cardboard tube, it is too small for children under ... Read more
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SaferProducts.gov: Important Resource for Shoppers during Holiday Season

Earlier this week, KID joined a coalition of consumer groups in releasing an analysis of SaferProducts.gov, the government’s product safety database. This analysis, SaferProducts.gov: Five Years Live, reviewed the effectiveness of the database in the five years since its launch in 2011. KID joined the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Public Citizen, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group in concluding that SaferProducts.gov is a ... 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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A Closer Look SaferProducts.gov

KID recently took a look through the SaferProducts.gov posting board to see what consumers were talking about. We noticed some interesting patterns to watch out for so you and your loved ones can stay safe from these potential hazards. There were 30 children’s product-related consumer reports in the month of December.  The incidents ranged from safety failures of strollers to toys causing bruising, cuts, or pulling out hair. There were many ... Read more
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January Journal

Nancy Cowles, KID’s Executive Director, spent time this week at standard setting meetings for the ASTM International Toy Safety subcommittee.  These are her notes from the week:Monday, January 5, 2015:KID’s email alert went out for January – meanwhile, I headed north (brrr) to Ottawa, Ontario for the meeting of the Toy Safety subcommittee of ASTM International.  This group develops the standard (F963) that addresses safety in toys.  Unlike ... Read more
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4 years ago today SaferProducts.gov was born

Happy Birthday SaferProducts.gov. The website, which was launched 4 years ago today, is the host to more than 23,000 live product incident reports.  Read more about the site, and why it matters to you and your family, here. Everyone has their favorite review website. It’s your resource to make informed decisions about where to go, what to watch, and what to do. KID would like to add to your go-to websites a site that does more than just tell ... Read more
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Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
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