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Join us for a fun-filled weekend focused on your child’s health and wellness – advance tickets only $8

With just 3 weeks until the Healthy Children Conference + Expo, KID is getting excited for the dynamic line-up of speakers, presentations and family entertainment. We encourage you to mark your calendars, buy advance tickets, and join us for this action-packed weekend of fun and education!Saturday, March 8:  10am – 6pm  ▪  Sunday, March 9:  10am – 4pmDonald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL$10 at the door  ▪  $8 in advance  ... Read more
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Happy New Year: KID’s 2014 Safety Resolutions

From all of us at KID, we wish you all a bright new year.  We look forward to a year of building a stronger children’s product safety system.  Here are our safety resolutions for 2014:KID will dedicate ourselves to increasing the number of parents and caregivers who know why learning about recalls and unsafe products is important and then give them the tools to keep their children safe.  KID will work to make it illegal to use recalled products ... Read more
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Not-So-Sweet Dreams for the E*TRADE Baby

Providing infants with safe sleep environments is a necessary step to insuring their continued health. Every year over 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep-time, but by using the Consumer Product Safety Commission approved crib standards and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for safe sleep, parents and caregivers can significantly reduce that risk.That is why getting out the message of safe sleep is so important. Organizations, ... Read more
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Happy & Safe Halloween

Thursday is Halloween - a great night for fun and treats.  Take some simple precautions to avoid burns or other injuries. Halloween decorations such as Jack O’Lanterns and decorative candles can represent very dangerous fire hazards when you have children in costumes playing nearby.  Surprisingly, costumes are not required by law to be any more flame resistant than regular clothing.  In addition, items recalled previously, such as this Halloween ... Read more
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Key safety questions every parent should be asking their childcare provider

Below is a recent blog we provided to our online partners that serve parent and grandparent communities across the nation. The response to the post was so overwhelming positive that we decided to share it with the KID community as well.KID provides article every month to our partners so their communities of parents and grandparents are up to date on the latest child product safety information and news. Some of our favorite posts are How grandparents ... Read more
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Summer safety news and recall round up

If you’re like us you feel like summer has just flown by. So if you feel like you haven’t been able to keep up with everything, including product safety news and recalls, you’re certainly not alone.  We want to take this opportunity to share major safety news and recalls of the summer, and give you the resources you need to keep up with this lifesaving information come Fall. One story that has been making the news lately is TV and furniture ... Read more
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CPSC to initiate rulemaking on crib bumper pads

Early in 2010, KID learned of two deaths involving crib bumper pads.  One was six month old Aiden in Texas, the other, 2 month old Preston in Alaska.  These preventable deaths strengthened our resolve to warn parents about the dangers of crib bumper pads.  KID had begun addressing the issue after the 2007 release of ground-breaking research by Dr. Bradley Thach showing a link between crib bumper pad use and infant death. Flash forward to today.  ... Read more
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This week in children’s product safety…

Attention all Illinois residents! The Illinois House is considering HB 3052 which would bring the rest of the state in line with Chicago’s adoption of a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads.  Call your legislator and urge them to vote YES on HB 3052. To keep up with KID’s action agenda no matter where you live, join our KID Action Team.  We’ll give you the tools to be an effective voice in your community for children’s product safety.Monday ... Read more
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