Category Archives: safety

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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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 www.cpsc.gov, 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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