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  • Are recalled IKEA dressers the Lane chests of today?  

    Posted on August 16, 2018

    July 28, 2018 marked the second anniversary of the recall of millions of clothing storage units (dressers) from IKEA. A little over two weeks before this IKEA recall anniversary, the CPSC posted another recall re-announcement.  This reannouncement was for the… Read More

  • New KID Report Shows Jump in 2017 Recalls

    Posted on April 3, 2018

    On Tuesday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois PIRG, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year, the number of recalls increased by 22%, while injuries and incidents reported prior to recall decreased from a… Read More

  • Additional Death Identified as a Result of Recalled IKEA Dressers

    Posted on October 18, 2017

    KID is devastated to learn than an additional death has been identified in connection with the June 28, 2016 recall of 29 million IKEA dressers. Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the death occurred as a result of a recalled… Read More

  • Two Days at CPSC Talking about Recall Effectiveness and Agency Priorities

    Posted on July 31, 2017

    KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, spent Tuesday and Wednesday of last week with other product safety stakeholders at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Maryland. On Tuesday, July 25, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle[1] hosted a Recall Effectiveness Workshop. KID,… Read More

  • IKEA Recall: One Year Later

    Posted on June 28, 2017

    Today marks one year since IKEA recalled 29 million dressers due to tip-over hazards – one of the largest furniture recalls in U.S. history. Despite the publicity that this recall received, the vast majority of those recalled dressers remain unaccounted… Read More

  • 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

  • New KID report shows injuries, incidents up in 2016 recalls

    Posted on April 3, 2017

    On Monday, along with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, US PIRG and Illinois Action for Children, KID released new data on product recalls and children’s safety. This year marked a reversal of decreasing recall and injury numbers that the U.S…. Read More

  • This Week at KID

    Posted on March 31, 2017

    As usual, KID staff, interns, and volunteers have been hard at work. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to over the last week: All week: KID interns and work study students have been returning to the office after… Read More

  • What Can the Samsung Recall Teach Us About Children’s Product Safety?

    Posted on November 7, 2016

    Over Labor Day Weekend, news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheating and causing fires and explosions shocked consumers worldwide. A month later, in early October, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a statement warning consumers to stop… Read More

  • Product Safety Priorities for CPSC

    Posted on June 20, 2016

    What should be the priorities when it comes to product safety? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) poised this question to the public as the topic of a hearing on June 15. As they do each year, CPSC invited… Read More

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