Category Archives: standards

CPSC adopts strong standard for magnet sets

For the past two years, there has been discussion of the dangers of high-powered magnets sold as part of magnet sets such as Buckyballs. Today, September 24, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to ban the sale of these dangerous magnets.These magnets are small balls or cubes that connect to each other, forming different shapes through a strong magnetic bond. When these high-powered magnets are separated they are often ... Read more
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CPSC moving to a vote to ban dangerous magnet sets

Almost two years ago, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) determined that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury associated with children ingesting high-powered magnets that are part of magnet sets. This was after a voluntary standard removed the dangerous magnets from toys.  Fast forward two years and federal regulators concur that a child died last year and at least 2,900 children have visited emergency rooms after swallowing ... Read more
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How to make high chairs and strollers safer

According to CPSC, 25,500 children under age 5 are rushed to emergency rooms each year for injuries from high chairs or strollers.  Many of the injuries come from falls, but they are also caused by design flaws that lead to entrapments or lacerations and finger tip amputations.  There have been 14 stroller recalls and 5 high chair recalls since June 2012, involving thousands of units, hundreds of injuries and deaths. CPSC, under Section 104 of ... Read more
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Danny, Inez and KID’s best friends

Sixteen years ago today, Linda Ginzel arrived at her son Danny’s child care home to find he had been rushed to the hospital.  She later learned he had been strangled by the collapsing top rails of the portable crib he napped in while at child care.  Danny’s parents were shocked to discover that the crib had been recalled 5 years earlier and that Danny was the fifth child to die in that brand.  They couldn’t believe that a child’s portable ... Read more
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CPSC approves new mandatory standard for strollers, but delays effective date

Since the adoption of Danny’s Law in 2008, CPSC has developed and adopted 12 mandatory standards for infant and toddler durable products.  The most recent is the Carriage and Stroller standard.  The commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt this standard. As required, this standard starts with the ASTM International voluntary standard.  In this instance, CPSC added a requirement to address head entrapment under adjustable grab bars.  ... Read more
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Clearing up the confusion: What is a safe sleep space?

Thanksgiving is just a week away and that means the start of the holiday season right around the corner. During this time of year, many families travel to see loved ones near and far. Whether you will be traveling or staying close to home, it’s important to make sure your youngest children have a safe place to play. With new mandatory safety standards going into effect for play yards, bassinets and cradles, it can be hard to determine what a safe ... Read more
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Join these moms to help keep kids safe

KID’s second annual Project Safe Child Fundraiser & Walkathon will take place this Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh, New York. The event is organized by Michele and Susan in honor of their sons, Tyler and Bobby, who both tragically lost their lives in cribs with drop sides. The event will raise money to support our mission to protect children by improving children’s product safety.The first Project Safe Child Walkathon ... Read more
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For the first time ever- mandatory safety standards in place for play yards!

The month of February will be ending on a very high note for children’s product safety. As of February 28, 2013 all play yards manufactured for sale in the United States must meet mandatory federal safety standard for the first time. This has been a long day coming for KID who celebrated the unanimous decision in favor of new safety standards by the CPSC last June. Make sure to read our blog post and check out our pictures from the event.These new ... Read more
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