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Contents of this Issue
- Shawn Kasserman elected to lead Kids In Danger
- KID joins other safety groups urging consumers to use only hoverboards that meet the latest UL 2272 Standard
- KID interns, staff publish peer-reviewed journal article on choking hazards
- New report shows increase in recalls, injuries and deaths
Shawn Kasserman elected to lead Kids In Danger
June 2017 KID announces the election of Shawn Kasserman, Partner at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman as the organization’s president. Shawn has been committed to KID’s mission since the early days of the organization and continues to work passionately for our cause. Read more here.
KID joins other safety groups urging consumers to use only hoverboards that meet the latest UL 2272 Standard
June 2017 KID, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Consumer Federation of America advise consumers to continue to exercise caution when purchasing, using, storing or charging hoverboards. Hoverboard continue to present many safety hazards. Read more here.
KID interns, staff publish peer-reviewed journal article on choking hazards
May 2017 KID’s former interns Athena Neofotistos and Ragini Sharma, along with KID ED Nancy Cowles have published a peer reviewed article in the International Journal of Pediatrics entitled, “Choking Hazards: Are Current Product Testing Methods for Small Parts Adequate?” Read more here.
New report shows increase in recalls, injuries and deaths
April 2017 KID looked at recalls in 2016 and the effectiveness of recalls in 2015. The good news is no recalls of cribs for the first time in a decade and more use of social media to share recall information. Bad news — recalls, incidents and injuries all up. Read more here.
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