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Contents of this Issue
- New KID study finds hazards remain in child care despite progressive legislation
- CPSC votes 4-0 to adopt new standard for magnet sets
- KID releases report on summer safety
- Health and safety advocates join to support statewide ban on sale of crib bumper pads
- KID hosts BFA 2014 honoring Inez Tenenbaum
- Consumer, Doctor groups respond to Buckyball settlement
- Geoffrey Phillips, KID board member, recognized with award
- Illinois House votes to ban the sale of crib bumper pads
- KID report shows recalled products remain in our homes
New KID study finds hazards remain in child care despite progressive legislation
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
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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