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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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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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