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Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market for visually appealing cribs. Search “crib bedding” on Pinterest and you will find a multitude of pillows, blankets, cushions, and other products to line a crib with. However, there have been 48 deaths related to bumper ... Read more
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Meet KID’s 2014 Summer Team!

This summer KID is bursting with an awesome summer staff of people who give their time and effort to getting our life-saving work done. Please take a moment and learn more about our summer staff team in their own words. If you would like to get involved with KID, please check out our volunteer opportunities. To keep up with product safety news, sign up for our email alert  and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Nicole WitteHi! My name is Nicole Witte ... Read more
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My time at KID

It’s difficult for me to believe it has been almost two years since I moved to Chicago and began my time with KID.   Having spent those two years immersed in the unique world of non-profit organizations, I have been able to develop and hone more skills than I would have ever expected. From working on data analysis and drafting reports on the current state of children’s product recalls, to navigating the complex processes of grant applications ... Read more
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A quick update on this year’s BFA award night

On Wednesday, KID supporters got together to celebrate KID’s accomplishments this year and our 2014 Best Friend Inez Tenenbaum. Guests nibbled on tasty food from great Chicago chefs, tried their luck at our basket raffle and live auction, and posed for keepsake pictures in our photo booth.  Stay tuned for pictures and video from the event. To get involved with KID’s programs this year or the 2015 BFA award night, email Laura at  ... Read more
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KID’s TEST program thrives at UMich

Here’s the task: design a safer crib, that meets ASTM safety standards, is affordable to low-income families, easily stored away, aesthetically pleasing, and—oh yeah, hasn’t already been designed.  In brief, do what experienced professionals are doing, but do it better! This is no small feat to ask of budding engineers, but to KID, this is an essential strategy for the elimination of deaths and injuries due to poorly designed and inadequately ... Read more
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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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