Category Archives: safety

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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Trevor (What to Know About Infant Swings)

One fateful day in April, Trevor fell asleep in his Lil Napper swing at his child care home and was tragically strangled. He became entangled in the shoulder harness straps that buckled between the legs. The swing had been recalled 5 years earlier but the news had unfortunately not reached the child care provider. (Read his full story here) Make sure to stay updated on recalls by going to, as companies do not always use methods to reach ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: KID’s New August Campaign

August is a time for changes– people are cooling off from the summer heat, pulling out their mustard and maroon autumnal clothes, and shifting gears to the start of another school year.For some families throughout the years, however, their changes came in unexpected and sadly tragic ways. We will be taking the month of August to remember the children who have been injured or killed due to unsafe products (highlighted in our Family Voices section). ... Read more
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Consumer groups urge more action on laundry packet safety

The safety of individual laundry packets is again in the news after Consumer Reports (CR) announced on Thursday, July 16 that they no longer can recommend laundry packets and urge households with children under the age of six to not buy them.Since the introduction of liquid detergent packets in 2012, there have been just under 30,000 reported cases of child injury due to this product. The American Association of Poison Control reported that in 2014, ... Read more
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KID releases new report on pacifier safety

Today, KID released a new report on pacifier hazards. The report analyzed data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that shows that some pacifiers can pose a risk to infants and toddlers.Pacifiers have a tendency to rip or become lodged while in a child’s mouth, which is a choking and laceration risk. Check your child’s pacifier often and regularly to make sure there are no rips or cracks. In addition, make sure you’re not using ... Read more
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Summer Safety Tips

Safe summer funSummer 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 Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document ... Read more
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Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health and safety group in the state supported the bill. You can read a list of supporters and more about the bill here.This life-saving bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate where it is sponsored by Senator Julie ... 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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