Danny’s Story

(Danny – en Español)

On May 12, 1998, 16-month-old Daniel Keysar was strangled to death at his licensed childcare facility when a Playskool Travel-Lite portable crib collapsed, trapping his neck in the “V” of its folded rails.

Shortly thereafter, Danny’s parents, University of Chicago professors Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar, discovered that the Playskool Travel-Lite crib had been recalled in 1993. Three children died in these cribs before the recall and a fourth in 1995. Danny became the crib’s fifth victim.

A 10-month-old New Jersey baby became the sixth child to be strangled to death by the Playskool crib just three months later.

From 1990 to 1997 more than 1.5 million portable cribs with a similar dangerous design were manufactured. At least 19 children have been killed by these types of cribs.

Mobilizing their grief into a movement of positive change, Danny’s parents founded KID after they discovered their son’s death was not an accident, as they had originally thought, but a tragedy that occurred as the result of a flawed system.

Today KID is working to reform the juvenile product system so that potentially dangerous products never reach the marketplace.