News in 2017

In addition to providing information pertaining to our organization, KID provides brief updates on current children's product safety information and events. For more frequent news, visit KID's blog.

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New report shows increases in the number of children’s products recalled for fire and burn hazards

September 2017 KID published a report on children’s products recalled for fire and burn hazards in the past 10 years to raise awareness and promote safety. In addition to reporting on dangerous products, Playing with Fire Hazards analyzes trends, such as the large number of products that are recalled for violating federal flammability standards and the emerging hazard of lithium-ion batteries. Read more here.

Consumer groups call on IKEA and CPSC to increase efforts to retrieve dangerous dressers

June 2017 KID joined with Consumer Federation of America, Shane’s Foundation and parent advocate Janet McGee to send a letter to US CPSC Acting Chairman Buerkle, asking her to work with IKEA on the anniversary of the IKEA recall of 29 million dressers. The groups are looking for more efforts to retrieve millions of dangerous dressers. Read more here.

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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