Category Archives: safety

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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A Closer Look SaferProducts.gov

KID recently took a look through the SaferProducts.gov posting board to see what consumers were talking about. We noticed some interesting patterns to watch out for so you and your loved ones can stay safe from these potential hazards. There were 30 children’s product-related consumer reports in the month of December.  The incidents ranged from safety failures of strollers to toys causing bruising, cuts, or pulling out hair. There were many ... Read more
Posted in advocacy, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, cpsc, ingestion, juvenile products, Kids In Danger, magnets, product registration, product safety, saferproducts.gov, safety, stroller, toy safety | Leave a comment

Support KID on #GivingTuesday

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but what about #GivingTuesday? This day isn’t about getting the best deals but rather about giving back. KID is a partner organization in the #GivingTuesday campaign which connects individuals, nonprofit organizations, and the businesses supporting those organizations. What makes #GivingTuesday unique is that it is a way to make a difference and get involved with your favorite nonprofit organizations. ... Read more
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What you need to know about the Graco Stroller Recall

Today CPSC joined with agencies from Canada and Mexico to announce the recall of almost five million Graco strollers – sold for over 15 years.  The side latches on the strollers have caused fingertip amputations. Here’s what you need to know:Is my stroller part of the recall?The list of models included is mind-boggling.  The only way to be sure is to check your model name against this list.  Model names and date of manufacturer are printed ... Read more
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Support the 2014 Naperville Marathon KID Running Team

This Sunday marks the second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, and nine KID supporters will be running as part of the KID Running Team. Each runner has set a goal of raising $500 to help promote the development of safer children's products, advocate for children and educate the public about dangerous children's products. The team has already raised over $4,000. The marathon course will take them from downtown Naperville ... Read more
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Most-read posts on KID’s blog this year

Below are the topics of some of the most popular blog posts over this past year. Is there a topic you would like to know more about that KID has not posted about yet? Then please email Laura and we will be sure to answer your safety questions as soon as we can!Take a closer look at your baby’s pacifier- Pacifiers are an integral part of baby care, however, reports from SaferProducts.gov indicate that pacifiers are not without their risks. Hazards ... Read more
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5 Steps to be a KID intern

This summer, the KID office was filled with volunteers and interns that contributed greatly to the organization. Some interns, like Paige Rendall, worked out of the office and within their own community to spread KID’s lifesaving message to parents, caregivers, and community organizations. Below are her 5 tips on how to be a successful program intern at KID. Interested in getting involved with KID? Great! Check out our volunteer opportunities ... Read more
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