Kids In Danger (KID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by fighting for product safety. KID was founded in 1998 by the parents of sixteen-month-old Danny Keysar who died when a portable crib collapsed around his neck in his Chicago childcare home. Although the portable crib had been recalled five years earlier, word of its danger had not reached Danny’s parents, caregiver, or a state inspector who visited the home just eight days before Danny’s death. Click here to read more about Danny’s Story, and learn more about KID from our organization brochure here.
KID’s mission is to save lives by enhancing transparency and accountability through safer product development, better education and stronger advocacy for children. We fulfill our mission by reaching out to caregivers to spread safety awareness and recall information, serving as a watchdog on regulatory agencies and manufacturers, and working with designers and engineers to make safety a top priority. Click here to learn more about our mission.
Among KID’s success stories since our founding in 1998 is the passing of Danny’s Law as part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in 2008. This law requires standards for juvenile products, bans lead and other harmful substances, and mandates independent testing for most children’s products. Click here to read more about our work and victories for child safety.
Jobs with KID
Are you interested in joining the fight for children’s product safety? KID is currently hiring a Program Associate to work on our outreach and education. The Program Associate will build KID’s capacity in engaging the public in our work. This includes web-based communications (social media, blogs, website, email alerts), grassroots fundraising, advocacy and outreach to parents and caregivers. Click here to view the full job description and application instructions. We’re looking to hire as soon as possible so apply today!