Category Archives: safety

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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Safey Considerations for Jogging Strollers

After Pacific Cycle recalled about 217,600 Swivel Wheel Jogging Strollers earlier this month due to crash and fall hazards, we decided to dedicate a blog post to the topic of jogging stroller safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 11,200 children under five years of age sustained stroller-related injuries that caused them to visit the emergency room in 2014. Falls remain one of the single largest sources of injury. To ... Read more
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Q & A with Ellyn Pollack from CPSC

With summer officially underway, families are heading to the pool to cool down and beat the summer heat. Obviously, parent and caregiver supervision at the pool is a must, but there are some very real hidden pool dangers that even an attentive caregiver can miss. We asked Ellyn Pollack from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to identify some pool dangers and offer some safe solutions for parents and caregivers.  Question: A lot of ... Read more
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Summer Safety Series: Bounce Houses

The weather is warming up, school is ending, and summer is on its way! As families prepare for months of summer fun, KID wants to give you a few tips for a fun and safe summer. One of the largest attractions of the summer are bounce houses. The inflatable attractions are present at almost every block party, festival, and fair. It’s hard for children (and adults) to resist jumping in bounce houses. However, a recent bounce house death has raised ... Read more
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Consumer report and KID Best Friend Mitch Lipka dies

This week KID lost a best friend. Mitch Lipka died after a courageous fight against cancer. Mitch was an award winning consumer reporter. Soon after Danny died in a dangerous portable crib in 1998, Mitch began to investigate the children’s product safety system that would allow such a deadly product to not only stay in homes and child care facilities, but also enter the market in the first place. The result was series of articles in the Sun-Sentinel ... Read more
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Xfinity Agrees to Remove Ad Depicting Unsafe Sleep from Broadcast

  After a Change.org petition and a direct appeal from KID, Xfinity has agreed to remove an ad depicting unsafe sleep from broadcast. In a letter to KID, Xfinity stated, “We wish to express our appreciation to your organization for the very important work it undertakes… We certainly did not intend to portray a dangerous sleeping space within the crib depicted in the Xfinity commercial.” Xfinity’s commercial spotlighted a baby in ... Read more
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KID Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are only a couple of weeks away, which means that grocery stores and malls around the country will soon be filled with anxious holiday shoppers. Holiday shopping is a pain for many of us, but it can also be dangerous for children and families. KID is here to make sure that you have one less thing to worry about during this hectic holiday season. Thousands of children end up in the emergency room each year for shopping ... Read more
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Abigail, Danny L, Jamie, Liam (Over 12 Million Cribs Recalled since 2007)

More infants die every year in cribs than from any other nursery product. There are many reasons why a child can die or be injured by a crib– today we are highlighting the stories of four.Abigail’s crib rails came loose in a corner, causing her hand to pinch and get caught in the gap. The bolt had been drilled in too close to the edge and broken out. Thankfully, Abigail did not sustain any major injuries and is alive and well today. (Read her ... Read more
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