Safety

KID joins the Dr. OZ show to ask: Why are crib bumper pads still for sale?

 After new research about the increasing dangers of crib bumper pads thrust the issue into the public eye, television host Dr. Oz posed the question: Why are crib bumper pads still for sale? Kids in Danger’s (KID) Nancy Cowles appeared on the Dr. Oz Show earlier this month along with NJ Sheers, former project manager of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC)…

The 5 Biggest Product Recalls of 2015

Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately, KID has complied a list of some of the biggest children’s product recalls that you might have missed. Check out some of the biggest children’s product recalls from this past year:   Rainbow Play…

The Dangers of Drawstrings

Drawstrings on children’s clothing aren’t safe. Here’s why and what you can do if your child’s clothing has them. 13-year-old Brandi Browder died when the drawstring on her coat snagged on the school bus handrail as she stepped off the bus. She fell, the bus drove off, and Brandi was killed. Her tragic death provided momentum to efforts to regulate…

How safe are your state’s childcare product safety rules?

Most states have recently worked to change the rules on background checks for child care workers or immunization requirements for child care centers, but what about child product safety rules? Do you know if your state allows childcare facilities to use dangerous products? KID highlights a few examples of states that are looking out for your children in their childcare.…

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