Save the date for BFA 2018: May 3rd at Galleria Marchetti
7 hoverboard models r
On November 14th, the CPSC announced the recalls of 7 models of hoverboards/self-balancing scooters due to fire and explosion hazards. This latest announcement comes after many
previous recalls and reports of hoverboards overheating, including one incident that led to a
fatal house fire in March 2017.
Only purchase hoverboards that carry the UL 2272 standard mark, which have been tested to prevent overheating and fire risks.
here for information on the recalled hoverboards, and
here for more on hoverboard safety.
KID releases Annual Report
KID is proud to introduce our 2017 Annual Report, along with the new KID logo you see at the top of this email. 2017 was a year of many successes for KID, but we are also looking forward to honoring KID's' 20th anniversary year in 2018.
During the 2017 giving season, we ask that you join us in honoring Danny, and all children impacted by product hazards, and consider giving to KID.
here to read the full annual report. Click
here to give to KID's annual campaign
Holiday safety tips
The holiday season is an exciting time for people of all ages. We want all families to have the information they need to stay safe during this busy season. If you have travel plans this month, double check that your car seats or booster seats are age-appropriate and follow all safe sleep guidelines even when away from home. Also beware the choking and ingestion hazards associated with some toys, such as high-powered magnets.
KID staff had a busy month in November, traveling both locally and internationally to connect with our partners on product safety issues. First, KID's ED, Nancy Cowles, traveled to Paris to present on recall effectiveness.
Then, Nancy joined others in the product safety community at the annual ICPHSO International Symposium, this year in Tokyo, Japan. Meanwhile, KID's Program Director, Carson Gaffney, attended the annual Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance Summit in Minneapolis, MN.
To read more about KID's international product safety efforts, click
Thank you for #GivingTuesday s
We are so grateful to our donors for their generosity on #GivingTuesday 2017. Thanks to your support, we raised nearly $7,000 through our #GiveToKID campaign. These funds will enable us to continue fighting for product safety in 2018, our 20th anniversary year.