Category Archives: safety

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
Posted in child safety, children's product safety, cpsc, cpsc recall, injury data, product safety, recalls, safety, stroller | Leave a comment

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
Posted in advocacy, Chicago, child safety, children's product safety, illinois, Kids In Danger, product safety, recall, recalls, safety, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reviewed for Safety: SaferProducts.gov

Everyone has their favorite review website. It’s your resource to make informed decisions about where to go, what to watch, and what to do. KID would like to add to your go-to websites a site that does more than just tell you which movie is worth seeing. This website, SaferProducts.gov, provides safety reports on children’s products, allowing you to report an unsafe product, and contains information that can help you make a decision that will ... Read more
Posted in child care, child safety, children's product safety, consumer, consumer reports, cpsc, cpsc recall, cpsc; safety warning, CPSIA, infant products, juvenile products, Kids In Danger, product registration, product safety, recall, recall effectiveness, recall report, recalls, saferproducts.gov, safety, toy safety, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
Posted in ASTM, bassinet, Chicago, child care, child safety, children's product safety, cpsc, crib bumper pads, crib recall, crib safety, cribs, cribs; recall; safety, cribs; safety; product safety, drop-side, dropside, dropside cribs, infant products, nursery products, product safety, safe sleep, saferproducts.gov, safety, SIDS, sleep positioner, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New report from KID: Summer Safety

Summer is a time for children to explore outdoors and have fun.  KID interns Sophie Foster and Brad Groebe took a look at popular summer activities and consumer products that often accompany those activities and answers the question: how do children get hurt and how can we reduce the hazards without reducing the fun.  The result is Summer Safety: Product Injury Patterns for Children. Here's what we found: According to CPSC data, injuries to children ... Read more
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