Category Archives: safety

“Company Doe” to be unmasked

In a win for consumer safety, a federal district appeals court overturned a ruling that had allowed a manufacturer to hide its identity and seal all documents in a case against the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Stating that the public’s first amendment “right to access” trumped Company Doe’s fear of economic woes that might occur if the public found out about the case, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that all ... Read more
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KID’s new Director of Development

KID is thrilled to announce a new addition to the staff.  Karen Yellen Dillon, an experienced fundraiser as well as an Emmy Award-winning TV producer has joined KID as Director of Development.  Prior to joining Kids In Danger, Karen was fundraising and marketing for advocacy and education organizations including the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Karen’s connection to KID goes back many years.  A former Emmy ... Read more
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Update on CPSC actions

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 timeline set by Danny’s Law in developing and publishing strong mandatory standards for durable infant and toddler products.  To date, 9 product standards have been published and two more have ... Read more
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Give now and Danny’s parents will double the impact of your gift

Danny, whose parents founded KID, would be 17 this December 31.  This milestone has us looking back at what we have accomplished, but also forward to what remains to be done to honor Danny's legacy. If you haven't already, read our FY 13 Annual Report -- a great overview of our progress.  You can also check out the slide show version of our efforts, KID Makes a Difference.  In the coming year, we'll be working for strong implementation of Danny's ... Read more
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CPSC Chair Circle of Commendation Award

This week, the Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inez Tenenbaum, announced her Circle of Commendation Award winners for 2013. Each year, this award has been given to organizations and individuals who have worked to improve product safety.  This year, KID was thrilled when Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was among the winners.  Most recently Dr. Sharfstein worked to ban the ... Read more
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Injury prevention discussed at events this week and next

From our founding, KID has worked to reach out to others who share our mission to keep children safe.  This week and next represent some of the fruits of the connections we have made.  Monday, KID executive Director, Nancy Cowles, joined others at a meeting convened by Consumer Federation of America and Underwriters Laboratories to discuss injury prevention and child poverty.  CFA’s earlier report had found that low-income children suffered more ... Read more
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KID’s TEST program gives students experience in design safety

As the students at Northwestern University are finishing up their spring quarter, the freshman engineering students proudly presented their final design products. Four teams of students worked with Kids In Danger (KID) developing prototypes to address design problems that had led to injuries, deaths and recalls.  Two teams took a look at recent recalls for infant sleep environments other than cribs – the PeaPod Travel Bed, Nap Nanny and others ... Read more
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Mother’s Day and Danny

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day when many of us delight in our children and our moms.  It is reminder of the precious gift of children – and a chance for those children to honor their mothers for the daily tasks, the big sacrifices and the bountiful love they give. But this year, Sunday also marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Danny Keysar.  Danny died when he was sixteen months old when the portable crib he slept in at child care ... Read more
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