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  • Help Push the STURDY Act in the Senate

    Posted on May 28, 2020

    Message from the executive director… One of the many privileges of my job is working with parents who have lost their children to unsafe products and have become advocates in our fight to save children’s lives. One such parent is… Read More

  • IKEA makes headlines again, for the worse

    Posted on January 31, 2020

    Once again, IKEA’s tip-over prone dressers made headlines earlier this month, after IKEA agreed to pay $46 million to the family of Jozef Dudek who died after a recalled IKEA dresser tipped over on him. Jozef would be turning five… Read More

  • “Deadly Dressers” on Netflix Highlights Furniture Tip-over Epidemic

    Posted on January 23, 2020

    If you’re looking for something to watch on TV during a cold winter day-in or staycation, check out the Netflix series Broken’s episode “Deadly Dressers” which highlights the dangers of furniture tip-overs and how negligence in the production of dressers… Read More

  • CPSC Releases New Furniture Tip-over Report

    Posted on November 14, 2019

    This month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a new report, Product Instability or Tip-Over Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Televisions, Furniture, and Appliances. The report compiles tip-over fatality statistics from 2000-2018 and tip-over injury statistics from 2016-2018…. Read More

  • STURDY Act passed in the House. Help us Pass it in the Senate.

    Posted on September 25, 2019

    Great news – Last week, the U.S. House passed the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act, or STURDY Act which directs the CPSC to create a mandatory standard to prevent tip-overs. This is a major victory for… Read More

  • News Update from Washington: Three Child Safety Bills Pass House Commerce Committee

    Posted on July 17, 2019

    Today marks an important victory for KID, consumer advocates, and families with the passage of three key child product safety bills in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The bills will now be sent to the full House. The… Read More

  • National Safety Month – Prevent Unintentional Injuries

    Posted on June 12, 2019

    June is National Safety Month. Although people often shrug and say that injuries are just something that happens, that’s usually not true. Unintentional injuries such as drowning, car crashes, choking, and poisoning are the leading cause of death for children…. Read More

  • STURDY Act Introduced in U.S. House

    Posted on May 9, 2019

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), one child dies every 10 days from a furniture or TV tip-over, and a child is sent to the emergency room every 30 minutes. Today, South Shore Furniture recalled over 300,000… Read More

  • Tip-Over Safety: Beyond IKEA

    Posted on April 3, 2019

    Preventing furniture tip-overs continues to be one of KID’s priority advocacy campaigns. When KID staff talk to consumers about tip-overs, some often immediately say “I don’t shop at IKEA so my furniture won’t tip-over.” It is not only IKEA furniture… Read More

  • Consumer Reports tests dressers under 30 inches

    Posted on November 5, 2018

    Just because a dresser is lower than others, doesn’t mean it’s safer. A new article from Consumer Reports investigates a potentially lethal loophole in pre-market stability tests. According to the article, dressers sold in the United States that are 30… Read More

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