Category Archives: Uncategorized

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
Posted in dropside cribs, furniture, product registration, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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
Posted in recalls, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

#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
Posted in play yard, recall, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KID represents consumers at NJ workshop

KID ED Nancy Cowles recently attended the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) regional workshop and training in Wayne, New Jersey.  ICPHSO, a coalition of product safety stakeholders, has a mission to provide a neutral forum for the discussion of product safety.  Nancy is President Elect and working on planning next year’s annual symposium in DC the end of February.The regional workshop, hosted by Toys“R”Us, ... Read more
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TEST program students challenged to solve common parenting dilemmas

We all know it helps to have new eyes look at a problem – sometimes they see an overlooked solution.  That is part of the reason why KID started TEST: Teach Early Safety Testing.  We wanted to have undergraduate engineering students look with fresh eyes on some hazards in children’s products and see if they could come up with solutions.  Along the way, the students learn something about design safety that they can apply to their future work ... Read more
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

KID interns reflect on their year

Chloe and Miriam have spent the past year interning with KID. Here are their reflections:Chloe’s Take:This year at KID has been a wonderful opportunity for growth. My eyes are opened to a whole field I never realized existed before and now will never forget. I am inspired by the hard work and dedication of the people I have learned from at this organization, who work every day towards making the world a safer place for children. They really believe ... Read more
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Summer Safety Tips

Safe summer funSummer is here, which means vacations and poolside lounging. No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure they are safe summer days. To help you out, we created our Summer Safety flyer, which is filled with great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document ... Read more
Posted in drowning, playground, product safety, safety, safety; resources, Uncategorized | Leave a comment