Category Archives: standards

Amelia’s story (Bath Seats Proven to be Hazards)

Amelia was 8 months old when she flipped underwater while sitting in her bath seat. Luckily, her mother pulled her out in time and saved her from nearly drowning (Click here to read the full story). We are happy to report that Amelia is alive and well today. In fact, she’ll be celebrating her 19th birthday this month!What we can’t overlook, however, is the fact that drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. Amelia’s ... Read more
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Did you know?

Parents and caregivers have a wealth of knowledge from experience about how to raise a child with love and care. However, there are many things relating to safety that may surprise you.Did you know there were no requirements for testing or mandatory standards for most children’s products before 2008?The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, part of which was named after Danny Keysar, “...makes consumer products safer by requiring that toys ... Read more
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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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You asked, we answered. What’s the best stroller?

Sometimes parents reach out to us asking for product recommendations. Recently, we received a question about what the best stroller out there is.  But just like there’s no one car that’s best for every family (that tricked-out sports car just won’t fit a family with four kids), the stroller that’s right for your family might not be right for another.That being said, there are certainly safety issues to be aware of in choosing a stroller for ... Read more
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October has been marked as SIDS awareness month in the US. KID would like to use this opportunity to review the importance of safe sleep environments for infants.  Below are our top three pieces of advice for safe sleeping for infants.Infants sleep safest in a crib that meets the toughest standards. Any crib manufactured after June 28, 2011 meets toughest standards in the world and therefore the safest place for a baby to sleep. It may be tempting ... Read more
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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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