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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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An important week for safety

This week is National Consumer Protection Week (#NCPW), a campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to take advantage of their rights and make informed decisions.  At KID, we believe that consumers have an important voice to share about child product safety, and we want to make sure you know what you can do to make your voice heard. We have worked since our founding to convince policymakers to address safety issues and improve recall effectiveness. ... Read more
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A different take on the Nationwide Make Safe Happen commercial

Millions of families across America spent Sunday evening in front of their TV’s in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Many tune in for football, while others tune in just for the halftime show and the commercials. One Super Bowl commercial getting a lot of attention is the Nationwide Make Safe Happen commercial. In the segment, a young boy explains how he won’t be able to grow up because of an accident that happened in his youth. Some are calling ... Read more
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Nine members of the KID Running Team successfully completed their runs at the second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, eight participating in the half marathon and one in the full. Through this race and the earlier Run Forest Run 5K/10K in Aurora, the KID Running Team raised almost $7,000 to support KID’s programs this year, $4,200 from this past weekend’s run.Anyone can join our running team, and participate either ... Read more
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Support the 2014 Naperville Marathon KID Running Team

This Sunday marks the second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, and nine KID supporters will be running as part of the KID Running Team. Each runner has set a goal of raising $500 to help promote the development of safer children's products, advocate for children and educate the public about dangerous children's products. The team has already raised over $4,000. The marathon course will take them from downtown Naperville ... Read more
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