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  • Graco fined $10M for action in car seat recall, must spend $7M on child safety

    Posted on March 27, 2015

    On March 20, the Department of Transportation announced a $10 million fine against children’s product manufacturer Graco for failing to report incidents with their car seat buckles.  In 2014 Graco announced 2 recalls for nearly six million car seats because… Read More

  • Stay Warm and Stay Safe

    Posted on November 14, 2014

    As the snow blows through the city and the temperature drops, it’s tempting to curl up inside and wait out the next few months. We here at KID encourage you to cuddle up with your kids, but while you and… Read More

  • KID releases new report on

    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

  • Just because you see it on TV or in a store, doesn’t mean it is safe

    Posted on July 11, 2012

    People do it all the time.  Walk into any grocery store and you’ll see infant seats perched on shopping carts.  Infant carriers and seats placed at eye level on counters and tables show up in everything from advertisements to network… Read More

  • Traveling and product safety

    Posted on December 20, 2011

    Nine years ago this week, Ellie was killed in a poorly designed portable crib with a changing table attachment.  Our thoughts are with her family as they remember their sweet baby. Ellie and her family had just arrived that day… Read More

  • AAP and NHTSA — new guidelines for car seats

    Posted on March 21, 2011

    In the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advised parents to keep their children in rear-facing car seats until age 2 or until the child reaches maximum height and weight limit for the seat. The… Read More

  • Almost 800,000 Dorel car seats recalled for faulty harness systems

    Posted on February 15, 2011

    Almost a year ago, NBC Target 5 reporter Lisa Parker reported on a father’s efforts to alert the manufacturer, NHTSA and the public to a problem he found with his Dorel Juvenile Group car seat. He documented on a YouTube… Read More

  • Chicago Tribune’s latest investigation: car seat testing

    Posted on March 4, 2009

    Chicago Tribune reporter Trish Callahan has published another in the Tribune’s series on children’s product safety. This report looks at a pilot testing program at NHTSA that included infant car seats in the back seats of vehicles being crashed for… Read More

  • Safety group warns against certain car seat boosters

    Posted on October 1, 2008

    As more and more states require car seats and boosters for older and larger children, the number of booster seats on the market has risen. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested 41 booster seats and found 13 of… Read More

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