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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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The “Safety Talk” – Get the Whole Family on the Same Page

Hopefully, your family is still feeling a little bit of extra warmth and gratitude towards your grandparents after Grandparents Day last Sunday! Grandparents are often an invaluable resource to new parents – they can be the first people we turn to for advice, babysitting, or extra support. That’s why it’s especially important for parents and grandparents to be on the same page when it comes to safety issues and potential hazards that may affect ... Read more
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Back To School Safety

It’s that time of the year again, when we send our children off to school for another year of learning, socializing, and a great deal of fun. In tandem with the CPSC’s “Safety is the New Cool” message, KID is here to highlight a few aspects to child safety. Backpacks The staple of back-to-school supplies can also cause back pain or injuries if worn incorrectly for prolonged periods of time. Backpacks should be worn so they sit about ... Read more
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Meet KID’s Summer Team!

KID was fortunate enough to work with bright, dedicated interns and volunteers this summer. Get to know our team! Maya Baumann Maya is entering into her third year at the University of Chicago and is majoring in German and Music. This summer, she spent most of her time working on the furniture report. Of the press conference for the furniture report, she says, “It was great to see so many reporters interested in covering the story and know ... Read more
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A Silent Killer: Window Blind Cords

On June 16, 2015, a U.K. mother, Stacey Clarke, put her 18-month-old daughter, Tianna Mooney, to bed as usual, laying her down in her cot by the window. This window had vertical blinds, two of which were missing--a hole that little Tianna enjoyed peering out of each day before falling asleep. Less than an hour after Tianna had been put down for her nap that day, her mother returned to find her hanging lifeless from the cords on her window blinds. ... Read more
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Ready, set, BFA!

It’s that time of year again. On Wednesday, KID will host our 2016 Best Friend Award Night at the Mid America Club (200 East Randolph) in Chicago. Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children's products and highlights the contributions of our Best Friend - someone who has helped keep children safe. This year we honor Lisa M. Turano, Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation ... Read more
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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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