News In 2014

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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New KID study finds hazards remain in child care despite progressive legislation

October 2014 KID releases a new report on child product safety and safe sleep in Illinois child care. Just how aware are Illinois child workers of the risks unsafe products pose? Read more.

CPSC votes 4-0 to adopt new standard for magnet sets

September 2014  Today, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to set standard for magnet sets, eliminating small hazardous magnets that have led to one death and thousands of serious injuries Read more.

KID releases new report on summer safety

July 2014  KID releases a new report on summer safety which shows how children are likely to get injured and how to prevent injuries while keeping the summer fun. Read more.

Health and safety advocates join to support statewide ban on sale of crib bumper pads due to suffocation risk

May 2014  KID and SIDS of Illinois, Inc. traveled to Springfield to show support for a bill currently in the Illinois state senate that would ban the sale of dangerous crib bumper pads in the state. Read more.

KID hosts BFA 2014 honoring Inez Tenenbaum

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, KID honored Inez Tenenbaum at our annual Best Friend Award Night, an evening complete with a live auction, raffle, and celebrated chefs and restaurant tastings. Read more.

Consumer, doctor groups respond to Buckyball settlement

After years of contention, Craig Zucker, inventor of Buckyballs settles with CPSC and sets up recall trust fund to pay for recall expenses. Read more.

Geoffrey Phillips, KID board member, recognized with award

Kids in Danger (KID) board member Geoffrey Phillips was recently awarded Board Member of the Month by Points of Light and BoardSource in 2013. This award honors individuals providing extraordinary board service by advancing the public good and creating meaningful change in communities. Read more.

Illinois House votes to ban the sale of crib bumper pads

April 2014 The Illinois House voted 64-46 to ban the sale of crib bumper pads in the state. HB 5348 (McAsey) adds crib bumper pads to the list of dangerous products prohibited for sale in Illinois in the Illinois Children’s Product Safety Act. Read more.

KID report shows recalled products remain in our homes

February 2014 KID releases a new report on children’s product recalls in 2013 and recall effectiveness of 2014 recalls. The report found that safety standards and testing are reducing injuries from recalls and recalls of cribs and lead in toys. But a review of 2012 recalls show most recalled products remain in homes. KID calls on CPSC and manufacturers to do more to retrieve unsafe products. Read more.

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