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  • Car Seat Safety Recommendations for New Parents

    Posted on September 1, 2017

    Car seat safety is of top concern for many parents—and for good reason: automobile accidents are unpredictable and far too common, and even the most cautious drivers are at risk. Many deaths and injuries result when children are not restrained… Read More

  • KID Reviews the Data: Tips for Home Treadmill Use

    Posted on August 3, 2017

    Treadmills can be a great addition to the home for busy families trying to get in some exercise. As with most large machines, caution must be taken while using them – especially if you have young children in the house…. Read More

  • Two Days at CPSC Talking about Recall Effectiveness and Agency Priorities

    Posted on July 31, 2017

    KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week with other product safety stakeholders at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Maryland. On Tuesday, July 25, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle[1] hosted a Recall Effectiveness Workshop. KID,… Read More

  • Pool and Water Safety Tips for Summer

    Posted on July 27, 2017

    The hottest days of summer have arrived, and that means it’s time to cool off in the water. Whether you’re at the lake, a water park, or just your backyard pool, safety must come first, especially for young children. Some… Read More

  • IKEA Recall: One Year Later

    Posted on June 28, 2017

    Today marks one year since IKEA recalled 29 million dressers due to tip-over hazards – one of the largest furniture recalls in U.S. history. Despite the publicity that this recall received, the vast majority of those recalled dressers remain unaccounted… Read More

  • KID and Others Urge Consumers to Look for Certified Hoverboards

    Posted on June 21, 2017

    Hoverboards made the news a year ago when hundreds of incident reports led to recalls by 10 manufacturers. Even after these recalls, hoverboards continue to pose a fire risk to consumers. KID, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Consumer Federation of… Read More

  • Simple Safety Solutions for National Safety Month

    Posted on June 9, 2017

    June is National Safety Month – a time to raise awareness about the leading causes of injuries and deaths in our homes and communities. The National Safety Council has a number of resources about topics such as accidental poisoning and… Read More

  • KID Research: Are Current Product Testing Methods for Small Parts Adequate?

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Part of our mission at KID is to regularly contribute new and influential research on product safety issues. We publish annual recall reports investigating trends in incidents, injuries, and deaths associated with recalled products, but we also investigate specific product… Read More

  • CPSC Playground Report Sheds Light on Common Hazards

    Posted on May 18, 2017

    Winter is finally giving way to warmer temperatures, which means it’s time for kids to start spending more time outside. Playgrounds are a favorite for kids and caretakers, but they can also pose some unique hazards. Last month, CPSC released… Read More

  • What is the ‘life of a product’?

    Posted on May 5, 2017

    At KID, we receive many questions about product safety and how to best keep children safe. One question that we frequently get is: What is considered the “life of a product?” How many years can a product really last and still… Read More

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