News in 2011

In addition to providing information pertaining to our organization, KID provides brief updates on current children's product safety information and events. For more frequent news, visit KID's blog.

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KID reports on first months of

October 2011 KID reports on the first four months of reports at, CPSC’s new publicly accessible database of consumer incidents. One in three of the children’s product reports include injuries requiring medical attention and one in seven involve a recalled product. Read more

Chicago first to ban dangerous crib bumper pads

September 2011 Chicago became the first to ban the sale of crib bumper pads today. These items have been linked to suffocation deaths and make the crib unsafe. Read more

World’s toughest crib standards effective today

June 2011 Today, KID stood with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, US Representative Jan Schakowsky, and representatives of Illinois Action for Children and SIDS of Illinois to mark today as the day the world’s toughest crib standards became effective. As of today, all cribs sold in the US, new or used, must meet the tough new standard. Read more

Important consumer tool launches today

March 2011 A coalition of consumer and safety groups today applauded the launch of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s consumer product safety information database that would allow people to share and access safety information about the products they own and consider buying. Read more

KID releases new report on 2010 recalls

March 2011 Today, along with US Representative Jan Schakowsky and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, KID released a new study, Moving towards Safety. The report looks at children’s product recalls in 2010, as well as the changes in our children’s product safety system over the year. It found that while recalls rose slightly and there were 18 deaths in recalled children’s products before they were recalled, changes implemented at CPSC as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, indicate that we are moving towards safer products. Read more

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