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  • Happy Anniversary to SaferProducts.gov

    Posted on March 12, 2018

    This week marks the seventh anniversary of the implementation of a groundbreaking idea – SaferProducts.gov went live on March 11, 2011.  This database of consumer reports catalogs incidents with consumer products – everything from worrying about a possible hazard to… Read More

  • Creating a Safe Baby Registry

    Posted on January 12, 2018

    Many expanding families rely on baby registries to stay organized and get everything they need for their new child. Many websites offer comprehensive lists of the “essentials.” However, we receive many questions from expectant parents about making sure that they… Read More

  • Safety Tips for Holiday Travel

    Posted on December 5, 2017

    ‘Tis the season for spending time with family both near and far. This season can be a busy time for traveling, whether it’s to a different state or a different city. Here at KID we’d like to make those travel… Read More

  • IKEA Recalled Dressers: Deadly Furniture

    Posted on November 8, 2017

    We hope you have heard about the 2016 recall of 29 million dressers from IKEA.  And that you have removed those dressers from your home and received a refund from IKEA. Unfortunately, we know from a death made public last… Read More

  • Trick or Treat: Tips for a Safe Halloween

    Posted on October 27, 2017

    It’s that time of the year again – Jack-o-Lanterns line the streets while spooky ghosts and ghouls roam from house to house collecting their treats. However, some aspects of the holiday can also pose certain hazards. According to the CPSC,… Read More

  • Keep Baby Close – and Safe – During International Babywearing Week

    Posted on October 6, 2017

    October 2-8, 2017 is International Babywearing Week. Advocates remind us that babywearing is a good bonding tool, helps premature babies regulate their heartbeat and breathing by being closely attached to the mother, and allows busy caregivers to do other activities… Read More

  • KID Makes Connections at 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

    Posted on October 4, 2017

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​ Their evidence-based guidelines on safe sleep, car seats, and… Read More

  • Car Seat Safety Recommendations for New Parents

    Posted on September 1, 2017

    Car seat safety is of top concern for many parents—and for good reason: automobile accidents are unpredictable and far too common, and even the most cautious drivers are at risk. Many deaths and injuries result when children are not restrained… 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

  • 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

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