Category Archives: safety; resources

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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A Silent Killer: Window Blind Cords

On June 16, 2015, a U.K. mother, Stacey Clarke, put her 18-month-old daughter, Tianna Mooney, to bed as usual, laying her down in her cot by the window. This window had vertical blinds, two of which were missing--a hole that little Tianna enjoyed peering out of each day before falling asleep. Less than an hour after Tianna had been put down for her nap that day, her mother returned to find her hanging lifeless from the cords on her window blinds. ... 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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Top 5 tips for home window safety

April 3rd- 9th is Window Safety Week. Windows rank as one of the Top 5 Hidden Hazards in the home according to the CPSC. Windows are especially dangerous because they can pose a number of threats to children. In 2015, more than 3,300 children were seriously injured from falling out of a window. In addition, window covering cords can cause strangulation. According to the CPSC, about one child per month dies from window covering cord strangulation.  ... Read more
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Food recalls: what products have been recalled lately and how you can keep up

It’s been a slow month for children’s product recalls, but there have been a few major food recalls in March that we want to share with parents and caregivers so they can keep the children in their care safe. Like product recalls, food recalls can be very hard to keep up because there are so many and once an unsafe product has hit store shelves, it’s very hard to get them back. Please note that we are only sharing recent baby food or formula ... Read more
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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
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Summer Safety Tips

Safe summer fun Summer is here, which means vacations and poolside lounging. No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure they are safe summer days. To help you out, we created our Summer Safety flyer, which is filled with great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Carson if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this ... Read more
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A Week at ICPHSO

View the story "A week at ICPHSO" on Storify. Product safety experts from around the globe gathered this week to share best practices and emerging issues. KID was there. ICPHSO (ick-fa-so) is an unusual organization -- bringing together all stakeholders in product safety for an annual Symposium. KID's Nancy Cowles is President Elect of the organization and brings us this update. ... Read more
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