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Contents of this Issue
- Consumer groups praise Tenenbaum’s tenure
- KID founders speak out about progress, cost of safety
- KID, US Representatives and others mark the fifth anniversary of landmark safety bill
- Consumer groups mark five years of safety
- KID shares safety information on TV and furniture tip-over
- KID releases report on children’s product recalls in 2012
- KID joins with Illinois Attorney General and other advocates on furniture safety campaign
Consumer groups praise Tenenbaum’s tenure
November 2013 Consumer groups including KID issued a statement to thank Chairman Tenenbaum for her leadership at the Consumer Product Safety Commission since 2010. The groups noted in particular her leadership through the implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, especially the durable infant and toddler standards known as “Danny’s Law” and the consumer incident reporting database, SaferProducts.gov. The groups also commended Commissioner Robert Adler for assuming the critical role of acting chair and called on the White House to name a strong replacement for Chairman Tenenbaum.
KID founders speak out about progress, cost of safety
September 2013 Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar, parents of Danny Keysar and co-founders of KID authored an opinion piece recently, From Childhood Tragedy, a Success Story, at Fairwarning. They write, “Enforcing standards to protect Americans from harm and holding companies that make unsafe products accountable is simply good common sense. The CPSIA has been a success: It has led to new, stronger safety standards and safer products.” Read more.
KID, US Representatives and others mark the fifth anniversary of landmark safety bill
August 2013Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Bobby Rush and others joined KID to mark the fifth anniversary of landmark safety legislation. On August 14, 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law after a deliberative process and overwhelming bipartisan support in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The law includes strong product safety reforms that revitalized the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). KID also released a new report examining 2 years of data relating to children’s product safety at SaferProducts.gov. Read more.
Consumer groups mark five years of safety
August 2013KID joined with other consumer and safety organizations to mark the fifth year anniversary of the signing of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The groups highlighted five major safety improvements from the law: lower levels of lead in toys, safe cribs and other infant and toddler products, testing of products before they reach store shelves and homes, a strong mandatory toy standard and SaferProducts.gov, a database which allows consumers to report and review incidents with consumer products. Read more.
KID shares safety information on TV and furniture tip-over
July 2013KID is committed to sharing injury prevention and safety information with parents on the hidden dangers of furniture tip-overs, especially TVs. Following simple steps can substantially reduce the chances of children becoming victims of TV and furniture tip-over injuries. Read more.
KID releases report on children’s product recalls in 2012
February 2013KID released Safe Sleep, Safe Play: Children’s Product Recalls in 2012. The report found that recalls dropped in 2012, in part due to new safety standards on cribs and lead content. But injuries and incidents prior to recall continue to rise. KID was joined by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan & a spokesperson for US Representative Jan Schakowsky. Read more.
KID joins with Illinois Attorney General and other advocates on furniture safety campaign
February 2013 After two recent recalls of children’s dressers for tip-over hazards, the Illinois Attorney General issued a press release and safety poster on furniture safety today with the Illinois Safe Home Campaign.
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