Category Archives: standards

#FamilyVoicesFriday: Remembering Ellie

In December of 2002, 13 month-old Ellie lost her life when the changing table attachment on her play yard fell on her. This post is dedicated to Ellie, who would have been 15 years old today. KID wants to honor her family’s strength and to highlight that unsafe, inadequately tested products continue to pose deadly consequences to our children. Ellie’s play yard had no locking mechanism on its changing table attachment. When the changing table ... Read more
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Product Safety Priorities for CPSC

What should be the priorities when it comes to product safety? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) poised this question to the public as the topic of a hearing on June 15. As they do each year, CPSC invited the public to provide written and oral testimony on the priorities for the agency for FY 17 (starting in October) and FY18 – the following year. Twenty individuals and organizations appeared at the hearing to testify and ten ... Read more
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KID, others meet with CPSC Chairman on furniture tip-overs

Late last month, we learned of another death involving the IKEA Malm dresser. A not-quite two-year-old boy in Minnesota was killed when his dresser toppled over on him. This was after a July 2015 non-recall announcement by IKEA and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that two other children had been killed by Malm dressers and announcing efforts to distribute more safety straps to anyone who had any IKEA dressers. It did not include recalling ... Read more
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News reports highlight again the hidden hazards of magnets, button batteries

Recently, KID shared the stories of two young girls, Brianna and Ava that received a lot of attention online.  Both of these children were victims of safety hazards KID has been warning about for a long time but these hidden hazards were unknown to their families. See their stories below, an overview of the safety hazard in each case, and tips on what you can do to keep kids safe. Brianna- On December 28, two year old Brianna died after swallowing ... Read more
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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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