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CPSC Announces 7 New Hoverboard Recalls

On Tuesday, November 14, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced seven new recalls of self-balancing scooters, commonly called hoverboards. In addition, the agency again warned against LayZ Board products that have been linked to at least two fires, one of them fatal. This is the second round of recalls of hoverboards. In July 2016, CPSC...

IKEA Recalled Dressers: Deadly Furniture

We hope you have heard about the 2016 recall of 29 million dressers from IKEA.  And that you have removed those dressers from your home and received a refund from IKEA. Unfortunately, we know from a death made public last month that not everyone has received news of the recall.  A 2 year old California boy...

#FamilyVoicesFriday — Joseph and Juliann’s Story

Joseph and Juliann’s mother, Karen, took the twins out one afternoon for a car seat safety check at the local police department. While they were having their seats checked, Karen put the twins in their Cosco Rock-N-Roll side-by-side stroller. After grabbing her bag out of the car, Karen turned back around to find that the...

Trick or Treat: Tips for a Safe Halloween

It’s that time of the year again – Jack-o-Lanterns line the streets while spooky ghosts and ghouls roam from house to house collecting their treats. However, some aspects of the holiday can also pose certain hazards. According to the CPSC, there have been at least 16 cases since 1980 in which children under 15 suffered...
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NEWS

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October 2017

Consumer groups call for more action after another death from tipping IKEA dressers is made public. Read more

September 2017

KID releases report on children’s products recalled for fire and burn hazards. Read more

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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