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The Dangers of Bath Seats

Infant bath seats made headlines back in 2010, when the CPSC created a mandatory standard  to address the injuries and fatalities these products were causing. To prevent drowning deaths, the standard is very strict – no bath seats currently meet that standard. This post will outline the hazards posed by bath seats and remind you why we recommend against using them. Research shows that bath seats create a false sense of security. Parents and ... Read more
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Important Additions to KID Website Address Furniture Safety

KID is always working to expand the resources we offer and to amplify the voices of families affected by product hazards. In today’s blog post, we’d like to highlight two recent and important additions to the KID site. The first is the addition of Shane Siefert to our collection of Family Voices. Shane was a vibrant, energetic, and loving two-year-old. On March 14, 2011, Shane’s mother, Lisa, put him down for a nap and told him she loved ... Read more
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AAP Updates Safe Sleep Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new report -- SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment -- containing an updated list of nineteen safe sleep recommendations to help prevent infant deaths. The AAP’s report covers a broad range of recommendations -- from routine immunization to the importance of skin-to-skin contact. Some of the guidelines are familiar – ... Read more
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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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