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Support the KID Running Team at the 2016 Naperville Marathon

This Sunday marks the fourth annual Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, and members of the KID Running Team will be running to support KID. Each runner has set a goal of raising $200 to help promote the development of safer children’s products, advocate for children and educate the public about dangerous children’s products. The marathon course will take runners from downtown Naperville through streets and forest preserves. If ... Read more
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KID Welcomes Work-Study Students from University of Chicago!

KID is very excited to welcome a big team of UChicago work-study students to the office this fall. We have some returners and some new faces! Get to know the team: Celia Cullom: Celia is a first-year graduate student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology in 2015 and then worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Chicago Rehab Network. Celia brings communication ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday — Danny L’s Story

On one summer day in 1984, Danny went down for a nap. When his mother came back to check on him, she found him hanging outside his crib by his shirt, which had become entangled on the corner post extension of his crib. Danny had been strangled, and the injuries he sustained that day eventually led to his death. This post is dedicated to Danny – to highlight crib-related safety issues and to honor his family’s decades-long fight to protect other ... Read more
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KID Honors Infant Mortality Month with Safe Sleep Tips

September is Infant Mortality Month. According to the CDC, infant mortality rates hit a record low in 2014, when there were only 6 infant deaths per 1,000 babies born. However, there are still racial and geographic differences in who is affected by infant mortality. As Infant Mortality Month winds down, KID wants to leave you with an overview of some of the most important safety issues affecting infants and their caregivers. Two of the leading ... Read more
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2016 Election: What’s at Stake for Children’s Product Safety?

These days, it often feels like we just can’t escape discussion of the upcoming election. Even when we feel weary of the political chatter, we can’t lose sight of how this election will impact children’s future health and wellness. From a children’s product safety standpoint, we need to consider how the new president, and his or her administration, will work to enforce and develop product safety standards and keep children safe. Earlier ... 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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Back To School Safety

It’s that time of the year again, when we send our children off to school for another year of learning, socializing, and a great deal of fun. In tandem with the CPSC’s “Safety is the New Cool” message, KID is here to highlight a few aspects to child safety. Backpacks The staple of back-to-school supplies can also cause back pain or injuries if worn incorrectly for prolonged periods of time. Backpacks should be worn so they sit about ... Read more
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Meet KID’s Summer Team!

KID was fortunate enough to work with bright, dedicated interns and volunteers this summer. Get to know our team! Maya Baumann Maya is entering into her third year at the University of Chicago and is majoring in German and Music. This summer, she spent most of her time working on the furniture report. Of the press conference for the furniture report, she says, “It was great to see so many reporters interested in covering the story and know ... Read more
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