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KID and Others Urge Consumers to Look for Certified Hoverboards

Hoverboards made the news a year ago when hundreds of incident reports led to recalls by 10 manufacturers. Even after these recalls, hoverboards continue to pose a fire risk to consumers. KID, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Consumer Federation of America recently released a statement urging consumers to take certain precautions when purchasing, using, storing...

Last Week at KID

Here’s a glimpse at some activities the week of June 12-16 at KID that will also give you an update on news in the children’s product safety world. Tuesday: ASTM Toy Standard Meeting, Toronto, Canada: On Tuesday KID ED Nancy Cowles was in Toronto talking toy safety.  In addition to the meeting of the F15.22 committee...

Sleep Safe This Father’s Day Weekend

KID knows that dads play a crucial role in keeping kids safe, healthy and happy. In fact, dads today spend triple the amount of time caring for their children as dads did 50 years ago. Much of infant safety research and advice focuses on mom’s behavior, but it is important that dads also get information...

Simple Safety Solutions for National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month – a time to raise awareness about the leading causes of injuries and deaths in our homes and communities. The National Safety Council has a number of resources about topics such as accidental poisoning and motor vehicle crashes. KID wants to take this opportunity to highlight steps that caregivers can...
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NEWS

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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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