Category Archives: safety

Happy Anniversary to SaferProducts.gov

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the implementation of a groundbreaking idea – SaferProducts.gov went live on March 11, 2011.  This database of consumer reports catalogs incidents with consumer products – everything from worrying about a possible hazard to reporting a death caused by one. For the first time, consumers had access to information on products that might have caused injury prior to recall. Despite a forecast of disaster ... Read more
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Creating a Safe Baby Registry

Many expanding families rely on baby registries to stay organized and get everything they need for their new child. Many websites offer comprehensive lists of the “essentials.” However, we receive many questions from expectant parents about making sure that they only register for the safest products. Follow these tips when selecting products for your registry: Cribs and other sleep products Whether you are shopping for a crib yourself ... Read more
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Safety Tips for Holiday Travel

‘Tis the season for spending time with family both near and far. This season can be a busy time for traveling, whether it’s to a different state or a different city. Here at KID we’d like to make those travel plans as safe as possible for you, your children, and your infants. Here are three safety tips to keep in mind while traveling: Double-check your car seat or booster seat. Check to see that your car seat is age-appropriate and that it ... Read more
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IKEA Recalled Dressers: Deadly Furniture

We hope you have heard about the 2016 recall of 29 million dressers from IKEA.  And that you have removed those dressers from your home and received a refund from IKEA. Unfortunately, we know from a death made public last month that not everyone has received news of the recall.  A 2 year old California boy was killed in May when a 3 drawer IKEA dresser tipped on him.  Our hearts go out to those who knew him and loved him. This family had ... Read more
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Trick or Treat: Tips for a Safe Halloween

It’s that time of the year again - Jack-o-Lanterns line the streets while spooky ghosts and ghouls roam from house to house collecting their treats. However, some aspects of the holiday can also pose certain hazards. According to the CPSC, there have been at least 16 cases since 1980 in which children under 15 suffered burn injuries involving Halloween costumes. Children are also more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween ... Read more
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Keep Baby Close – and Safe – During International Babywearing Week

October 2-8, 2017 is International Babywearing Week. Advocates remind us that babywearing is a good bonding tool, helps premature babies regulate their heartbeat and breathing by being closely attached to the mother, and allows busy caregivers to do other activities with comfort and convenience while still engaged with the child. However, to enjoy the benefits, follow these safety recommendations. Many baby carriers sold today must meet mandatory ... Read more
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KID Makes Connections at 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ Their evidence-based guidelines on safe sleep, car seats, and more have been crucial to KID’s outreach and educational work. When we learned that the 2017 AAP Conference was going to be in Chicago – KID’s home town – ... Read more
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Car Seat Safety Recommendations for New Parents

Car seat safety is of top concern for many parents—and for good reason: automobile accidents are unpredictable and far too common, and even the most cautious drivers are at risk. Many deaths and injuries result when children are not restrained properly, so finding the right car seat and installing it correctly can significantly improve your child’s safety. When shopping for car seats: Avoid buying secondhand. Car seats may not be safe ... Read more
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