In The News - 5 Most Recent Stories

Buy and Sell Safely on National Thrift Shop Day

Today KID celebrates National Thrift Shop Day. Thrift shops are important community resources in that they offer discounted items, more sustainable shopping options, and encourage donation over disposal. However, not all used items are safe to use, especially for children. Before you run out to your local thrift shop today, we want to make sure...

Emerging Hazards: Fidget Spinner Safety Tips

New fidget spinner business guidelines and safety tips were recently released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For parents and caregivers, it is important to know that the CPSC categorizes most fidget spinners as “general use” products, not toys. Even those marketed primarily to children under 12 are classified as “children’s products,” not...

Summer 2017: KID Interns Share Their Experiences

One of the most rewarding parts of the day-to-day at KID is sharing our space with a wonderful group of interns and volunteers. At a small organization such as KID, we rely on these dedicated volunteers and interns to help fulfill our mission. Continue reading below to hear from a few of our interns on what...

KID Reviews the Data: Tips for Home Treadmill Use

Treadmills can be a great addition to the home for busy families trying to get in some exercise. As with most large machines, caution must be taken while using them – especially if you have young children in the house. The issue of treadmill safety became headline news in 2009 when Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter tragically...
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NEWS

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June 2017

Consumer groups call for stronger action on 1 year anniversary of IKEA recall Read more

June 2017

Shawn Kasserman elected to lead Kids In Danger. Read more

June 2017

KID joins other safety groups in urging consumers to use only hoverboards that meet the latest UL 2272 Standard. Read more

May 2017

KID interns, staff publish peer-reviewed journal article on choking hazards. Read more

April 2017

More recalls, injuries and deaths in 2016. Read more

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

Our 2017 Best Friend Awards Night was held June 1 at Galleria Marchetti. Photo booth pictures can be found here!

On March 20th, 2017, KID’s Young Professionals Board held #KickBackWithKID at Revolution Brewing.

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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