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Child product safety in this new administration

With any change in administration comes questions about the impact on consumer protections.  When the political party in charge changes, the questions are bigger and with a new administration without a previous record in government — it’s even harder to find the answers. Here are the questions KID has at the start of the new Trump...

KID Honors Burn Awareness Week

During this National Burn Awareness Week, KID aims to draw attention to some common burn and fire hazards. Fire and burn hazards have received more attention recently due to the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Hoverboard recalls. According to the CDC, 300 children are treated in emergency rooms every day as a result of burn injuries....

Super Bowl Sunday Update from KID: Furniture Tip-Overs, IKEA Recall, and #AnchorIt Campaign

Over the past few months, we’ve heard more parents, caregivers, and safety professionals discussing the hazard of furniture tip-overs than ever before. Social media presence, efforts by KID and other safety organizations, and TV news coverage have all played a role in raising awareness about this issue. In preparation for Super Bowl Sunday – a...

CPSC Approves New Sling Standard to Take Effect Next Year

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This month, the CPSC approved a national safety standard for infant carrier slings. Infant slings like the one pictured here are one option for parents and caregivers who want to keep their babies close but their hands free. However, slings can also pose suffocation hazards to infants by holding them in positions where their breathing or...
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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

Thanks to our 2016 KID Running Team who raised $2000 for KID at the Naperville Marathon on October 23, 2016.

KID Best Friend Award Night, 2016

See the event pictures on Flickr!

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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