Kids in Danger Blog


Bill to prevent infant deaths progresses, take action now

Researchers and advocates looking for information on how to reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) as well as SIDS and stillbirths may soon have new tools for data collection, reporting and support services.  The full House recently passed H.R. 669, the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act.Specifically the bill will:Expand current data collection activities to additional states to identify the causes of stillbirth and ... Read more
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CPSC moving to a vote to ban dangerous magnet sets

Almost two years ago, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) determined that there may be an unreasonable risk of injury associated with children ingesting high-powered magnets that are part of magnet sets. This was after a voluntary standard removed the dangerous magnets from toys.  Fast forward two years and federal regulators concur that a child died last year and at least 2,900 children have visited emergency rooms after swallowing ... Read more
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Don’t learn about recalls from your grandkids: KID’s resource guide for grandparents

Grandparents are one of the greatest resources when it comes to keeping their grandchildren safe. They can make invaluable partners to busy parents by taking the time to search the products their grandchildren use for recalls and safety concerns. Below, we have complied a set of resources that we would love grandparents to refer to first whenever a new product is bought, or there’s a question as to the safety of a current product.How KID empowers ... Read more
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5 Steps to be a KID intern

This summer, the KID office was filled with volunteers and interns that contributed greatly to the organization. Some interns, like Paige Rendall, worked out of the office and within their own community to spread KID’s lifesaving message to parents, caregivers, and community organizations. Below are her 5 tips on how to be a successful program intern at KID. Interested in getting involved with KID? Great! Check out our volunteer opportunities ... Read more
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Reviewed for Safety: SaferProducts.gov

Everyone has their favorite review website. It’s your resource to make informed decisions about where to go, what to watch, and what to do. KID would like to add to your go-to websites a site that does more than just tell you which movie is worth seeing. This website, SaferProducts.gov, provides safety reports on children’s products, allowing you to report an unsafe product, and contains information that can help you make a decision that will ... Read more
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Protecting kids from lethal liquid nicotine

Traditional cigarettes are being phased out in favor of the modern e-cigarette. With this new trend however comes a new danger. Center for Disease Control (CDC) research shows that reports to poison control centers of child exposures to liquid nicotine– often colorful, flavored, and hence attractive to children – has skyrocketed in recent years. Earlier this month, Senator Bill Nelson introduced the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of ... Read more
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New CPSC Chair and Commissioner

After being nominated in March by President Obama, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elliot Kaye (D) as 10th Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a vote this past Monday, July 28th. Kaye will be replacing Inez Tenenbaum as Chairman.  Commissioner Robert Adler has been serving as Acting Chair.Kaye served in Tenenbaum’s administration; most recently as CPSC Executive Director. Kaye spearheaded projects addressing brain safety issues ... Read more
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Shine a little sunshine on unsafe products

Thirteen … that’s how many deaths could have been prevented in the latest instance of corporate officers knowingly concealing a serious product defect through secrecy agreements.  Through secrecy agreements in litigation, corporations and manufacturers hide their wrongdoing and avoid responsibility.  Consider recent events:General Motors vehicle ignition defect has been linked to at least 13 deaths and many more injuries and went unreported ... Read more
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