Kids in Danger Blog


recalls- there’s an app for that!

Some recalls make national news (think car seat and food recalls) but many other recalls fly under the radar; even though they are just as important. With so many products being recalled all the time (1-2 children’s products are recalled each week) how can parents and caregivers keep up? New apps have emerged to help make checking your products for recalls much easier. For the past few months, we have been researching and testing the recall ... Read more
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Tips to travel safe this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means not only the unofficial start of summer, but also that millions of families will be hitting the roads for weekend getaways. At KID, we want to make your holiday travels a little safer when on the road with children and infants. Remember:  the same safety precautions you follow at home also apply when traveling. Here are 3 things to check before you hit the road: Car Safety: Double-check that your car ... Read more
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Today is the anniversary of the KID Mobile Site

This week 4 years ago, the KID mobile site was launched! KID teamed up with WeMakeitSafer and Table XI to develop this site which makes it easier for parents and caregivers to shop smart for their kids. The site can be accessed by visiting KidsInDanger.org from a smartphone. The site is easy to use; just type in the name or manufacturer of the product in the search bar at the top of the page. You can even type in a product category such as ‘strollers’ ... Read more
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Ready, set, BFA!

It’s that time of year again. On Wednesday, KID will host our 2016 Best Friend Award Night at the Mid America Club (200 East Randolph) in Chicago. Each year, KID commemorates our progress, honors the memory of Danny Keysar and other victims of unsafe children's products and highlights the contributions of our Best Friend - someone who has helped keep children safe. This year we honor Lisa M. Turano, Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation ... Read more
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KID, others meet with CPSC Chairman on furniture tip-overs

Late last month, we learned of another death involving the IKEA Malm dresser. A not-quite two-year-old boy in Minnesota was killed when his dresser toppled over on him. This was after a July 2015 non-recall announcement by IKEA and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that two other children had been killed by Malm dressers and announcing efforts to distribute more safety straps to anyone who had any IKEA dressers. It did not include recalling ... Read more
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Safety tips, resources in honor of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

This week we will celebrate National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. In honor of the great work that child care providers are doing around the nation to keep our children happy, healthy and safe, we’d like to share a few safety tips and resources for providers and parents to use to keep children out of harm’s way. Recalls One- two children’s products are recalled each week for safety hazards. To keep up with recent recalls, sign ... Read more
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Advocates call for action on IKEA furniture tip-over

Today, Kids In Danger (KID), Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Consumers Union and the National Center for Health Research called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to secure a formal recall of IKEA furniture responsible for the deaths of three toddlers in tip-over incidents. In a letter to CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye, we urged CPSC to take strong, immediate action to better protect children from the tip-over hazard of certain ... Read more
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Q & A WITH 2016 KID BEST FRIEND RECIPIENT, LISA TURANO

KID will host our annual Best Friend Award night on May 18. This year, we are honoring Lisa Turano- Turano Baking Company and The Turano Foundation.  Read the Q & A below to find out more about Lisa and why she’s our 2016 Best Friend How did you get connected to KID? I was an MBA student at the University of Chicago and Linda Ginzel had been my professor until March 1998.  Startlingly, Danny died in May that year while I was still ... Read more
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