The CPSC rarely sues companies for recall action, however Britax has refused to recall their B.O.B jogging strollers despite over 200 reports of a detaching wheel that has caused over 97 injuries.
KID recommends that consumers stop using the product until the issue is resolved and a fix is provided. If you have had an incident with this or any stroller, please report it at
To learn more about the lawsuit read KID's blog post
Crumb Rubber Health Hazard
Crumb rubber has been shown to have at least 96 chemicals. When these chemicals are exposed within an indoor facility, our children’s safety is at risk. KID stands against the use of crumb rubber in Niles Park District's LoVerde Center, an indoor sports and recreation facility. Many health and safety advocates as well as residents of Niles are calling for the district to remove the Crumb Rubber.
CPSC Approves Safety Standards for Infant Carrier Slings
As of January 30th the CPSC's are
safety standards for infant carrier slings has gone into effect. In accordance with the new standards, all slings must have permanent warning and instruction labels, these are meant to be preventative measures to avoid suffocation and falls.
here to read more about the updated safety standards.
Save the Date: 2018 Best Friend Award
Join us on Thursday, May 3 as we present the 2018 Best Friend Award to KID founders, Linda Ginzel and Boaz Keysar.
The 2018 KID Best Friend Award Night marks our 20th Anniversary and promises to be exciting evening at Galleria Marchetti! Your
tickets include tasting plates from renowned Chicago chefs, drinks, raffle drawings, an auction, and networking with fellow KID supporters.
KID has been attending the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization’s (ICPHSO) symposium since 2001 when our co-founder Linda Ginzel spoke on a panel of parents as advocates. This year KID presented on a panel on using marketing techniques to improve recall effectiveness and also led a roundtable discussion on “Disrupting the status quo to move safety forward.” Attending these meetings allows KID to connect with other stakeholders and advance our mission.