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  • 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

  • Recent Activities at KID

    Posted on March 2, 2018

    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 past few weeks: KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, attended the 2018 ICPHSO symposium. KID has been attending… Read More

  • KID Releases New Report on Fire Hazards

    Posted on September 12, 2017

    Last week, KID released a new report on fire and burn hazards within children’s products: Playing with Fire Hazards: An analysis of children’s products recalled for fire hazards from June 2007 to July 2017. This report aims to raise awareness… Read More

  • KID Reviews the Data: Tips for Home Treadmill Use

    Posted on August 3, 2017

    Treadmills can be a great addition to the home for busy families trying to get in some exercise. As with most large machines, caution must be taken while using them – especially if you have young children in the house…. Read More

  • KID Research: Are Current Product Testing Methods for Small Parts Adequate?

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    Part of our mission at KID is to regularly contribute new and influential research on product safety issues. We publish annual recall reports investigating trends in incidents, injuries, and deaths associated with recalled products, but we also investigate specific product… 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

  • New Study Shows Increasing Injuries from Nursery Products

    Posted on March 14, 2017

    As consumers, parents and caregivers expect nursery products such as cribs, strollers, and high chairs to be safe. Unfortunately, we at KID have seen time and time again how many nursery products pose serious hazards to children.  A new study… Read More

  • New Research: Which Factors Influence Parents’ Decisions About Safe Sleep?

    Posted on March 1, 2017

    A recent study from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing looked into how parents around the world make decisions about where their infants sleep each night. The researchers wondered: what factors go into parents’ decisions about their infants’ sleep environments?… Read More

  • New Research: Many Advertisements Don’t Adhere to Safe Sleep Guidelines

    Posted on January 12, 2017

    If you follow KID on social media, you may have seen us discussing recent research on the role advertisements might play in safe sleep messaging. A recent study at the University of Alabama examined thousands of magazine ads for children’s products,… 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

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