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KID 2017 in Review: Reaching and Exceeding Goals

At the beginning of 2017 KID discussed a few goals that we had for the new year. These included expanding safe sleep environments, advocating for stronger furniture stability standards, and improving accessibility of KID. Read below to understand ways we worked to achieve those goals and more in 2017. February – KID participated in the annual ICPHSO Symposium, giving vital consumer input to product safety stakeholders. It was the end of KID ... Read more
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Remembering Tyler with Tyler’s Teddies

When Tyler was just 10 months old he was fatally entrapped in the side of a drop-side crib.  For years Tyler’s parents would find the very crib that strangled Tyler being advertised in stores as #1 for safety. In the hopes of saving the lives of other children and improving product safety, Tyler’s family has shared his story with KID. “Tyler still has work to do on earth”, says Tyler's mom, Michele. Today, Tyler’s story has inspired ... Read more
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CPSC Announces 7 New Hoverboard Recalls

On Tuesday, November 14, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced seven new recalls of self-balancing scooters, commonly called hoverboards. In addition, the agency again warned against LayZ Board products that have been linked to at least two fires, one of them fatal. This is the second round of recalls of hoverboards. In July 2016, CPSC recalled 10 hoverboards for fire and explosion/overheating risks. In May 2017, the CPSC ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday — Joseph and Juliann’s Story

Joseph and Juliann’s mother, Karen, took the twins out one afternoon for a car seat safety check at the local police department. While they were having their seats checked, Karen put the twins in their Cosco Rock-N-Roll side-by-side stroller. After grabbing her bag out of the car, Karen turned back around to find that the children’s seats had fallen face-first onto the concrete. Both children suffered injuries, including a concussion, which necessitated ... Read more
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Emerging Hazards: Fidget Spinner Safety Tips

New fidget spinner business guidelines and safety tips were recently released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For parents and caregivers, it is important to know that the CPSC categorizes most fidget spinners as “general use” products, not toys. Those marketed primarily to children under 12 are classified as toys, but for older children so no warning needed for small parts.  Fidget spinners are therefore unlikely to have ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Ethan’s Story

Ethan was an energetic and curious baby who loved to explore his environment. His parents would place him in the Baby Trend Home and Roam portable crib so that he could watch and learn from everyone around him. Sadly, this week marks the 16th anniversary of Ethan’s death from this product. One day, as Ethan tried to pull himself up, the portable crib rail collapsed and strangled him. He was eight months old. This portable crib was a hand-me-down, ... Read more
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CPSC Approves New Sling Standard to Take Effect Next Year

This month, the CPSC approved a national safety standard for infant carrier slings. Infant slings like the one pictured here are one option for parents and caregivers who want to keep their babies close but their hands free. However, slings can also pose suffocation hazards to infants by holding them in positions where their breathing or their airways are blocked. This new mandatory sling standard is designed to address those hazards, and will go ... Read more
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KID Looks Ahead to 2017

Throughout the year, KID highlights major events, successes, and product safety updates in our blog. Looking back at posts from 2016 shows how far we’ve come this year. KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, visited the Dr. Oz show to discuss the danger of crib bumper pads. We hosted our most successful Best Friends Award Night to date, honoring longtime KID supporter Lisa Turano. We reported on the latest safety information, including updated ... Read more
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