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Q & A WITH 2016 KID BEST FRIEND RECIPIENT, LISA TURANO

KID will host our annual Best Friend Award night on May 18. This year, we are honoring Lisa Turano- Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation.  Read the Q & A below to find out more about Lisa and why she’s our 2016 Best Friend How did you get connected to KID? I was an MBA student at the University of Chicago and Linda Ginzel had been my professor until March 1998.  Startlingly, Danny died in May that year while I was still ... Read more
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Happy Anniversary SaferProducts.gov!

In 2011, the CPSC launched SaferProducts.gov. SaferProducts.gov is a user-friendly, government-run, consumer incident database that provides safety reports on children’s products, allowing you to report an unsafe product, and contains information that can help you make a decision that will help protect your child from dangerous products. Today is the site's 6 year anniversary. KID urges parents, grandparents, and caregivers to use SaferProducts.gov ... Read more
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This week at KID

As usual, it’s a busy week at the KID office. Here is a look at what’s going on over the next 7 days… All week: 2016 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Symposium KID ED Nancy Cowles is coordinating the annual conference held in Washington D.C. The theme of this year’s conference is The Challenge of Change: Collaborating today for a Safer Tomorrow. The weeklong event brings product safety professionals together from across the globe and seeks ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Preston’s Story

On April 8, 2010, 7 week-old Preston died from suffocation in his crib. Preston rolled out of his sleep positioner and into the bumper pad in his crib and consequently smothered to death. This week, Preston would have celebrated his 6th birthday. In memory of Preston, we would like to raise awareness about the continuing dangers of sleep positioners and bumper pads. In September of 2010, the FDA and CPSC warned parents and caregivers to not use ... Read more
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3 Safety Resolutions for 2016

The New Year is a time to make resolutions to make this year better than the last. Although personal resolutions can be difficult to accomplish, we can all work to make 2016 a safer year with these 3 safety resolutions: #AnchorIt: Thousands of children are injured every year and one dies every three weeks from furniture and TV tip-overs. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched their #AnchorIt Campaign to reduce these ... Read more
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Five of This Year’s Biggest Product Recalls

Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately, KID has complied a list of some of the biggest children’s product recalls that you might have missed. Check out some of the biggest children’s product recalls from this past year: 1. Rainbow Play Systems Plastic Trapeze Rings (Fall Hazard-- 100 incidents, 15 injuries) These ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Ethan’s story

A baby is constantly learning new things by exploring their environment.  For many babies, this means grasping furniture to pull up to a better view.  Ethan was one of these babies. He loved exploring and integrating himself into the world around him. Unfortunately, in 2001, when Ethan was 8 months old the rails of his portable crib collapsed when he pulled up, strangling him. The crib was a hand- me-down that Ethan’s parents thought was safe ... Read more
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Meet KID’s summer team

Ludovica ChiappiniMy name is Ludovica Chiappini. I am a master’s student in Government and Public Policies at Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome. I found KID through the International Student Company which offers opportunities of internships in the U.S.A. I was interested in experiencing a non-profit organization environment and I’ve always been involved in consumer’s protection and their rights. This summer I’m going  to work with Kid’s ... Read more
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