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Lead Paint, Button Batteries, and More: 5 Recent Recalls for Poisoning Hazards

This year, National Poison Prevention Week falls on the week of March 19-25. In order to draw attention to common poisoning hazards, we’ve put together a list of a few recent recalls that highlight the dangers of lead, button batteries, and more. To keep up with recalls in real time, follow KID on social media...

New Study Shows Increasing Injuries from Nursery Products

As consumers, parents and caregivers expect nursery products such as cribs, strollers, and high chairs to be safe. Unfortunately, we at KID have seen time and time again how many nursery products pose serious hazards to children.  A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has looked at 21...

Happy Anniversary to SaferProducts.gov!

At KID, we see firsthand how SaferProducts.gov meets a major need in the product safety. Today, we’re celebrating that the site, launched by the CPSC on March 11, 2011, has now been active for 6 years! SaferProducts.gov is the government’s product safety database. In December of 2016, KID joined the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union,...

New Research: Which Factors Influence Parents’ Decisions About Safe Sleep?

A recent study from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing looked into how parents around the world make decisions about where their infants sleep each night. The researchers wondered: what factors go into parents’ decisions about their infants’ sleep environments? They found that safety was a primary concern for parents, but other factors, such as...
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NEWS

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December 2016

Toy Recall Data Demonstrates How Safety Standards Make An Impact. Read more

November 2016

New report affirms SaferProducts.gov’s crucial role in protecting consumers. Read more

November 2016

Consumer groups concerned over action overturning magnet protections. Read more

August 2016

KID and Shane’s Foundation release groundbreaking research on furniture tip-overs. Read more

June 2016

KID joins IL AG in warning consumers about recalled products in second- hand markets. Read more

April 2016

KID, CFA, CU and NCHR ask CPSC to take action on IKEA furniture. Read more

March 2016

KID releases A KID Report Card on 2015 children’s product recalls. Read more

January 2016

Congress passes bill to protect children from liquid nicotine. Read more

December 2015

Xfinity agrees to pull unsafe crib from ad.  Read more.

Check out our recent work in the 2015 Annual Report.  Read more.

July 2015

KID to hold bumper pad exchange in Humboldt Park. Read more

EVENTS

On March 20th, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30, KID’s Young Professionals Board will host #KickBackWithKID at Revolution Brewing. Join us for a fun night of games, raffles, good food, and great beer!

Our 2017 Best Friend Awards Night will be held June 1, 2017 at Galleria Marchetti. See our event page for more information!  See pictures from past events on Flickr!

KID Best Friend Award Night, 2017

Eventbrite - KID Best Friend Award Night

 
 
 
 
 

RECENT UPDATES

Read the latest E Alert for up-to-date highlights.

Read the latest Recall Digest for the most recent recalls of children’s products.

 


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