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  • Last Week at KID

    Posted on June 19, 2017

    Here’s a glimpse at some activities the week of June 12-16 at KID that will also give you an update on news in the children’s product safety world. Tuesday: ASTM Toy Standard Meeting, Toronto, Canada: On Tuesday KID ED Nancy… Read More

  • A Week in the Life of KID

    Posted on October 4, 2016

    September went out with a bang at KID with lots of activity.  Busy weeks like this remind us all how important KID’s work is to children’s product safety. KID ED Nancy Cowles spent the first part of the week at… Read More

  • KID and Shane’s Foundation Release Report on Furniture Stability

    Posted on August 9, 2016

    A child dies from tipping furniture, appliances or TVs every two weeks. The statistics for tip-over incidents have grown over the last decade, yet there has been little reform to safety standards. In our new report, Furniture Stability: A review… Read More

  • Consumer groups urge more action on laundry packet safety

    Posted on July 17, 2015

    The safety of individual laundry packets is again in the news after Consumer Reports (CR) announced on Thursday, July 16 that they no longer can recommend laundry packets and urge households with children under the age of six to not… Read More

  • January Journal

    Posted on January 12, 2015

    Nancy Cowles, KID’s Executive Director, spent time this week at standard setting meetings for the ASTM International Toy Safety subcommittee.  These are her notes from the week: Monday, January 5, 2015: KID’s email alert went out for January – meanwhile,… Read More

  • Detergent pods can put children at risk

    Posted on December 4, 2014

    At KID, we often warn about the dangers of products that are aimed at children, but are faulty, contain choking hazards or pose strangulation risks. But curious, adventurous children can easily end up hurt from products that are definitely not… Read More

  • Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

    Posted on July 22, 2014

    Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market… Read More

  • CPSC Chair Circle of Commendation Award

    Posted on September 27, 2013

    This week, the Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Inez Tenenbaum, announced her Circle of Commendation Award winners for 2013. Each year, this award has been given to organizations and individuals who have worked to improve product… Read More

  • Focusing on Future Engineers to Prevent Flawed Child Products

    Posted on June 26, 2013

    This summer KID’s TEST (Teaching Early Safety Testing) program is getting a makeover. This KID program is designed to promote the development of safe products by integrating design safety, standards, and testing practices into the undergraduate engineering curriculum.  We have… Read More

  • KID’s TEST program gives students experience in design safety

    Posted on June 13, 2013

    As the students at Northwestern University are finishing up their spring quarter, the freshman engineering students proudly presented their final design products. Four teams of students worked with Kids In Danger (KID) developing prototypes to address design problems that had… Read More

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