KID provides brief updates on current children’s product safety information and events.
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KID, adovcates and parents call for more action on 2nd anniversary of IKEA recall
JUNE 2018 KID, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Reports, Shane’s Foundation and parents mark the second anniversary of the recall of 27 million unstable dressers by calling for more action from IKEA and the CPSC. Read more.
KID joins other consumer groups to call for more action on dangerous incline sleepers
JUNE 2018KID joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Reports and the Consumers Union to send a letter to the US CPSC Acting Chairman Buerkle, calling for greater transparency in inherently unsafe incline sleeping products. The groups also sought to remind the CPSC that their message on safe sleep should be clear: a bare crib is best and babies should be placed flat on their backs for sleep. Read more.
KID marks 20th anniversary and honors co-founders at 2018 Best Friend Award Night
MAY 2018We are proud to be honoring our co-founders, Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar during our 20th anniversary year. Linda and Boaz founded KID after discovering that the death of their son Danny in a recalled portable crib was not an accident but the result of a flawed system. Devastated by the loss of their son and the injustice of the recall system, Linda and Boaz mobilized their grief into action. They founded KID in an effort to improve recall effectiveness and educate other parents about the dangers of unsafe children’s products. Read more.
KID testifies on CPSC priorities
APRIL 2018KID testified at the US CPSC annual priorities hearing, an opportunity for organizations, businesses and individuals to give input into the CPSC’s priorities for the coming year. KID focused our comments on transparency, innovation and regulation; urging CPSC to improve use and function of SaferProducts.gov, use innovation to get more recalled products out of homes and encourage better sharing of data with the public among other things. Read more.
New report shows jump in recalls, while incidents and injuries decrease
APRIL 2018 KID’s recent recall report evaluates trends in 2017 recalls and challenges to assessing the effectiveness of 2016 recalls. Though incidents and injuries decreased from a spike in 2016, adequate progress has not been made compared to decade averages. Read more.
KID joins with CFA to call for more action on deadly & unstable IKEA recalled dressers
November 2017CPSC and IKEA reannounced the recall of IKEA dressers after reports of an 8th death. But KID and Consumer Federation of America are calling on both to do more to assure they reach families still using the deadly and unstable dressers in their homes. Read More.
Consumer groups call for more action after an eighth death from recalled IKEA dressers is announced
October 2017KID has joined with other consumer groups in calling for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA to take more action to remove deadly recalled IKEA Malm and other dressers from homes. An eighth death from the recalled dressers was made public today. A two-year-old boy in California died in May. Read More.
New report shows increases in the number of children’s products recalled for fire and burn hazards
September 2017KID published a report on children’s products recalled for fire and burn hazards in the past 10 years to raise awareness and promote safety. In addition to reporting on dangerous products, Playing with Fire Hazards analyzes trends, such as the large number of products that are recalled for violating federal flammability standards and the emerging hazard of lithium-ion batteries. Read More.
Consumer groups call on IKEA and CPSC to increase efforts to retrieve dangerous dressers
June 2017KID joined with Consumer Federation of America, Shane’s Foundation and parent advocate Janet McGee to send a letter to US CPSC Acting Chairman Buerkle, asking her to work with IKEA on the anniversary of the IKEA recall of 29 million dressers. The groups are looking for more efforts to retrieve millions of dangerous dressers. Read More.
Shawn Kasserman elected to lead Kids In Danger
June 2017KID announces the election of Shawn Kasserman, Partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman as the organization’s president. Shawn has been committed to KID’s mission since the early days of the organization and continues to work passionately for our cause. Read More.
KID joins other safety groups urging consumers to use only hoverboards that meet the latest UL 2272 Standard
June 2017KID, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Consumer Federation of America advise consumers to continue to exercise caution when purchasing, using, storing or charging hoverboards. Hoverboard continue to present many safety hazards. Read More.
KID interns, staff publish peer-reviewed journal article on choking hazards
May 2017KID’s former interns Athena Neofotistos and Ragini Sharma, along with KID ED Nancy Cowles have published a peer reviewed article in the International Journal of Pediatrics entitled, “Choking Hazards: Are Current Product Testing Methods for Small Parts Adequate?” Read More.
New report shows increase in recalls, injuries and deaths
April 2017KID looked at recalls in 2016 and the effectiveness of recalls in 2015. The good news is no recalls of cribs for the first time in a decade and more use of social media to share recall information. Bad news — recalls, incidents and injuries all up. Read More.