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  • Buy and Sell Safely on National Thrift Shop Day

    Posted on August 17, 2017

    Today KID celebrates National Thrift Shop Day. Thrift shops are important community resources in that they offer discounted items, more sustainable shopping options, and encourage donation over disposal. However, not all used items are safe to use, especially for children…. Read More

  • The Dangers of Bath Seats

    Posted on November 18, 2016

    Infant bath seats made headlines back in 2010, when the CPSC created a mandatory standard  to address the injuries and fatalities these products were causing. To prevent drowning deaths, the standard is very strict – no bath seats currently meet that… Read More

  • Amelia’s story (Bath Seats Proven to be Hazards)

    Posted on August 7, 2015

    Amelia was 8 months old when she flipped underwater while sitting in her bath seat. Luckily, her mother pulled her out in time and saved her from nearly drowning (Click here to read the full story). We are happy to… Read More

  • Add-On Mattresses and Other Products Your Baby Doesn’t Need

    Posted on February 24, 2015

    NBC Chicago Investigates recently interviewed KID Director, Nancy Cowles, about the dangers of supplemental or add-on mattresses for play-yards. Little known to many parents, these add-on mattresses are not held to the strong safety standards created for play-yard manufacturers but… Read More

  • The CPSC Releases its Annual Report on Nursery Product Injuries and Deaths

    Posted on December 19, 2013

    Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released their annual report on 2012 injuries and deaths associated with nursery products. There was a lot of numbers and some good information given in the report. We recommend you take a look,… Read More

  • KID releases new report on SaferProducts.gov

    Posted on August 9, 2013

    August 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) back in 2008. This landmark safety legislation paved the way for improvement in safety standards and lead to the creation of the U.S…. Read More

  • New injury data from CPSC on tip-overs and nursery products

    Posted on December 13, 2012

    Lots of injury statistics coming out of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week. First, be sure and check out their new infographic. (PDF)  A child died every two weeks in 2011 from furniture, TV and appliance tip-overs. … Read More

  • Consumer groups, including KID, applaud the first new mandatory standard — bath seats

    Posted on May 26, 2010

    As we mentioned in our earlier post, CPSC voted 5-0 to publish the first mandatory standard required by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Consumer groups applauded the action, while still noting the particular dangers of bath seats,… Read More

  • Baby bath seats to get tough new standard

    Posted on May 20, 2010

    In her book, It’s No Accident: How Corporations Sell Dangerous Baby Products, Author E. Marla Felcher says of bath seats, “never use a ..baby bathseat/ring; there is no situation where using one is safe. In her chapter on the shortcomings… Read More

  • Bathtubs, Bathseats, Buckets are Biggest Drowning Danger

    Posted on October 7, 2009

    As summer comes to an end and outdoor pools become a memory, parents and caregivers tend to put the fear of a drowning accident to the back of their mind. CPSC reminds families that drowning is not simply a seasonal… Read More

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