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KID represents consumers at NJ workshop

KID ED Nancy Cowles recently attended the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) regional workshop and training in Wayne, New Jersey.  ICPHSO, a coalition of product safety stakeholders, has a mission to provide a neutral forum for the discussion of product safety.  Nancy is President Elect and working on planning next year’s annual symposium in DC the end of February.The regional workshop, hosted by Toys“R”Us, ... Read more
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TEST program students challenged to solve common parenting dilemmas

We all know it helps to have new eyes look at a problem – sometimes they see an overlooked solution.  That is part of the reason why KID started TEST: Teach Early Safety Testing.  We wanted to have undergraduate engineering students look with fresh eyes on some hazards in children’s products and see if they could come up with solutions.  Along the way, the students learn something about design safety that they can apply to their future work ... Read more
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KID interns reflect on their year

Chloe and Miriam have spent the past year interning with KID. Here are their reflections:Chloe’s Take:This year at KID has been a wonderful opportunity for growth. My eyes are opened to a whole field I never realized existed before and now will never forget. I am inspired by the hard work and dedication of the people I have learned from at this organization, who work every day towards making the world a safer place for children. They really believe ... Read more
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Summer Safety Tips

Safe summer funSummer is here, which means vacations and poolside lounging. No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure they are safe summer days. To help you out, we created our Summer Safety flyer, which is filled with great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document ... Read more
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Happy anniversary KID mobile site!

Did you know that you can check for unsafe, recalled products by accessing from your smartphone? 3 years ago this week, KID teamed up with WeMakeitSafer and TableXI to develop this site which makes it easier for parents and caregivers to shop smart for their kids.The site is easy to use; just type in the name or manufacturer of the product in the search bar at the top of the page. You can even just type in a product category such ... Read more
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Reflections on my first year at KID

In April, 2014 I joined KID as their first Director of Development. How I got here is a story unto itself.I first met Linda Ginzel and Nancy Cowles in 2002. At the time, I was the senior producer of “Small Talk for Parents with Zoraida Sambolin” – a talk show on PBS for parents of children birth to age 8. I heard Linda’s story and immediately thought Kids In Danger, an important organization doing lifesaving work, needed more media exposure ... Read more
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This week at KID

As usual, it was a busy week for KID’s education and outreach programs. On Saturday, we presented our safety workshop Creating safe environments for children at the YWCA- Lake County conference in Deerfield, IL.  The first presentation was in English, and the second was in English and Spanish. We were able to conduct this bilingual training thanks to KID volunteer Catie Callahan who translated the workshop for the 20+ Spanish speaking providers ... Read more
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Q & A with 2015 KID Best Friend recipient, Barbara Guthrie

Tonight, KID will host our annual Best Friend Award night. This year, we are honoring Barbara Guthrie- Vice President and Chief  Public Safety officer at Underwriters Laboratories.  Read the Q & A below to find out more about Barbara and why she's our 2015 Best Friend. What led you to a career in product safety? It was truly a journey, an evolution of choices.  Early on I recognized a strength (and enjoyment) in math and science.  I began ... Read more
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