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  • 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

  • KID – giving parents a voice

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    This past week, KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles spent a few days in West Conshohocken, PA and one in Washington DC.  In both places, she was making sure that the voices of parents and consumers were heard by policy makers… Read More

  • Trevor (What to Know About Infant Swings)

    Posted on August 20, 2015

    One fateful day in April, Trevor fell asleep in his Lil Napper swing at his child care home and was tragically strangled. He became entangled in the shoulder harness straps that buckled between the legs. The swing had been recalled… Read More

  • A day in Indianapolis with KID

    Posted on July 23, 2015

    KID’s summer Italian exchange student, Ludovica Chiappini, joined KID ED Nancy Cowles yesterday as they visited the Hoosier state to meet Staci Tober (Trevor’s mom) and Karlee D. Macer, a State Representative of Indiana. Below are some insights into their… Read More

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