Category Archives: travel

Two Days at CPSC Talking about Recall Effectiveness and Agency Priorities

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, Consumers Union, and Consumer Federation of America attended, along with many industry attorneys, association staff, and other stakeholders. In the morning, ... Read more
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KID in Wisconsin for MIPA 2016

On December 1st and 2nd, KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, and I travelled to Pewaukee, Wisconsin for the annual Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance (MIPA) Summit. The MIPA Summit brings together injury prevention professionals from across the Midwest to connect with one another and share ideas, challenges, and successes. Over the course of those two days, we had the option to attend panel presentations on topics such as safe sleep, data ... Read more
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The “Safety Talk” – Get the Whole Family on the Same Page

Hopefully, your family is still feeling a little bit of extra warmth and gratitude towards your grandparents after Grandparents Day last Sunday! Grandparents are often an invaluable resource to new parents – they can be the first people we turn to for advice, babysitting, or extra support. That’s why it’s especially important for parents and grandparents to be on the same page when it comes to safety issues and potential hazards that may affect ... Read more
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Tips to travel safe this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means not only the unofficial start of summer, but also that millions of families will be hitting the roads for weekend getaways. At KID, we want to make your holiday travels a little safer when on the road with children and infants. Remember:  the same safety precautions you follow at home also apply when traveling. Here are 3 things to check before you hit the road: Car Safety: Double-check that your car ... Read more
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A Week at ICPHSO

View the story "A week at ICPHSO" on Storify. Product safety experts from around the globe gathered this week to share best practices and emerging issues. KID was there. ICPHSO (ick-fa-so) is an unusual organization -- bringing together all stakeholders in product safety for an annual Symposium. KID's Nancy Cowles is President Elect of the organization and brings us this update. ... Read more
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Traveling and product safety

Nine years ago this week, Ellie was killed in a poorly designed portable crib with a changing table attachment.  Our thoughts are with her family as they remember their sweet baby.Ellie and her family had just arrived that day at her Grandma’s for their holiday visit and her grandmother had bought the portable crib new and set it up in anticipation of her arrival.  But when she stood up after her nap, the changing table attachment collapsed down ... Read more
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Kids In Danger offers holiday safety tips

“Stories of lead in toys, dangerous magnets and cribs that fall apart have been in the news this year,” states Nancy Cowles, executive director of Kids In Danger. Parents might be overwhelmed with how to shop safely for their children and keep them safe over the holidays. KID has some common sense tips. First, when shopping for gifts for children, KID recommends that parents: follow age recommendations and safety warnings, check for ... Read more
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