Category Archives: saferproducts.gov

Buy and Sell Safely on National Thrift Shop Day

Today KID celebrates National Thrift Shop Day. Thrift shops are important community resources in that they offer discounted items, more sustainable shopping options, and encourage donation over disposal. However, not all used items are safe to use, especially for children. Before you run out to your local thrift shop today, we want to make sure you have the information you need to buy and sell used items safely. Certain categories of products ... Read more
Posted in baby walkers, bassinet, bathseats, child safety, children's product safety, crib bumper pads, crib safety, cribs; safety; product safety, play yard, product safety, saferproducts.gov | Leave a comment

KID’s Mobile Site and Other Online Resources

This week at KID we celebrate the strides we have made in making recall and product safety information more accessible to parents and caregivers through our mobile site. Five years ago this week, we launched our mobile site with the help of WeMakeitSafer and Table XI. The mobile site allows parents and caregivers have access to the latest recalls at their fingertips. Just as you’d look for reviews on a movie or restaurant before spending money, ... Read more
Posted in AAP, cpsc, Kids In Danger, nhtsa, saferproducts.gov, safety; resources | Leave a comment

New Study Shows Increasing Injuries from Nursery Products

As consumers, parents and caregivers expect nursery products such as cribs, strollers, and high chairs to be safe. Unfortunately, we at KID have seen time and time again how many nursery products pose serious hazards to children.  A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has looked at 21 years of data to investigate trends in nursery product-related injuries. They found that in the U.S., a child ... Read more
Posted in baby walkers, cpsc, injury data, Kids In Danger, nursery products, Research, saferproducts.gov | Leave a comment

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
Posted in saferproducts.gov, safety; resources | Leave a comment

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
Posted in children's product safety, consumer, crib bumper pads, cribs, database, infant products, juvenile products, magnets, nursery products, saferproducts.gov, safety, toy safety | 2 Comments

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
Posted in saferproducts.gov | Leave a comment

#FamilyVoicesFriday — Danny L’s Story

On one summer day in 1984, Danny went down for a nap. When his mother came back to check on him, she found him hanging outside his crib by his shirt, which had become entangled on the corner post extension of his crib. Danny had been strangled, and the injuries he sustained that day eventually led to his death. This post is dedicated to Danny – to highlight crib-related safety issues and to honor his family’s decades-long fight to protect other ... Read more
Posted in child safety, Family, Family Voices Friday, saferproducts.gov, safety | Leave a comment

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
Posted in recalls, Research, saferproducts.gov, safety; resources | Leave a comment