Author - Dev Gowda

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Dev Gowda is the Assistant Director at Kids in Danger (KID). Visit KidsInDanger.org on your smartphone or mobile device to search for recalls in addition to learning more about KID.   "Like" us on Facebook and follow KID on Twitter.

Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

As the season turns towards warmer weather, families will traditionally store away their winter gear and re-organize with some old-fashioned spring cleaning. These clean-ups typically mean spring is also yard sale season, an excellent time to find great prices on interesting items. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety, and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and he...

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

From infants to school children; injury prevention tips for every age

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the possibilities of potential injury to your children but don’t have to feel this way. To help alleviate anxiety, we have listed some common sources of injury to children by age below and follow with simple steps you can take to help prevent the injury from happening.

Infants
At this age, it’s really important to create a safe sleep environment for baby and this starts with making sure your child has a safe product to sleep in. The Consumer Product S...

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Online safety resources worth bookmarking

Safety is one of the most important concerns for families, as we all know that life is unfortunately full of hidden hazards. Too often it takes a tragic death or injury to raise awareness about dangerous products or the preventative steps that should be taken for safer environments. Lack of public awareness about safety issues is a major problem across different industries, perpetuated by a lack of adequate regulation and the failure of manufacturers to promote and publicize safety recalls...

Posted on February 07, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

The little card that can keep your kids safe

Got some great gifts for the kids over the holidays? Super! You’ll want to register the products purchased for your children. Here are some fast facts about product registration:


Durable products must include a registration card; it is the only way a manufacturer can contact you directly in the event of a recall.

Manufacturers cannot request marking information on this card, and the information you provide can only be used to alert of you of a safety hazard with the product.
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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

'Tis the Season for Safety

The holidays are a time for joy and laughter, full of family, food, and fun. Kids In Danger (KID) wants to keep these traditions alive for every family by ensuring children are kept safe over the holiday season. To ensure you and your family get through the season safety, KID has compiled safety tips for traveling and shopping over the holidays to help keep every family’s days merry and bright.

             

While traveling and celebrating, keep these tips in mind:


Always u...

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

KID: Keeping your kids safe for 15 years

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since KID was founded.  We wanted to share with you, our important partners, the highlights of those 15 years that have a direct impact on your children’s safety.

Fifteen years ago, Danny Keysar, the son of Linda Ginzel & Boaz Keysar, was tragically killed when the recalled crib he was in at his Chicago child care home collapsed, strangling him.  Far from a freak accident, the death was caused both by the dangerous crib design an...

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Hidden Hazards in the Home

Some things are obviously hazardous to our children, but others aren’t so clear. Listed below are 3 potential but hidden hazards to children as well as solutions for how to keep your kids safe from these hazards. 

Hidden hazard: Magnets

Doctors are seeing a rise in high powered, rare earth magnet ingestion, which can be very serious and even life threatening and often require surgical removal. These magnets can attach to each other within the body, across tissues, and cause serious...

Posted on October 03, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Hip Hip Hooray for the CPSIA!

Chances are you celebrated something recently but it probably wasn’t the anniversary of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). But that’s exactly what we were celebrating over at Kids In Danger! August 14 marked the 5 year anniversary of this landmark safety legislation that, whether you know it or not, works every day to keep your kids safer.

One of the most important results of the CPSIA is the SaferProducts.gov website. This site allows consumers to read about and...

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Safety First: Questions for your childcare provider


There are so many factors that are important when choosing the right child care provider, but above all else we want our children cared for in a safe environment.Kids In Danger has pulled together a list of safety questions to ask your provider to make sure your child is in a safe space.

2-3 children’s products are recalled a week for safety hazards, how do you keep up with children’s products recalls?

The provider should tell you they are signed up to receive recall alert ...

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Dev Gowda

Safe Summer Fun

No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure that they are safe summer days. That’s why we created our Summer Safety flyer which can provide families great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document or others from our educational materials page.

Don’t forget to keep checking for recalls during these summer...

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Dev Gowda