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October 15, 2013

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October 15, 2013

KID helps so many families by educating people about unsafe products. They work closely with the CPSC to help prevent children from being hurt or killed by unsafe products. They have worked hard to pass legislation protecting children from dangerous products and to require more stringent testing of products intended for children. Their dedication to the safety of children is inspiring and gives me hope that we can keep children safe.

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Make it even bigger and more widely known. It is such a great organization. I wish more people knew about it and supported their work.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 5, 2013
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October 5, 2013
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When Danny tragically died due to a malfunction of equipment, my niece was a child in the same care placement. It could have easily been her. I cannot imagine the parents, as well as the care provider's sadness, anger, and emotional roller coaster ride at a death that is preventable. Kids In Danger is an amazing organization who's continued checks and balances of manufactured, child oriented equipment keeps kids safer. I highly recommend this organization to increase the number of safe and reliable products for kids.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 17, 2013

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September 17, 2013

When toddler Danny Keysar got killed by a Playskool portable crib in 1998, I was a marketing professor at Northwestern University. I'd studied and taught marketing for years, and therefore I knew a lot about how to get products onto the market and into consumers' homes. What I didn't know is what happens when a product proves fatal, and it's recalled. Danny's death prompted me to find out. It is an understatement to say that what I found was disturbing: a federal regulatory system that was underfunded and inept, a legal system that shielded manufacturers from paying for their horrific "mistakes," and consumers who had no idea that the brand name products they trusted - Playskool high chairs, Cosco cribs, Graco strollers, etc. - were inadequately tested and too often, unsafe. Unsafe children's products still make it to the market, but thanks to the tenacious work of Kids in Danger, Congress has passed laws that fill some (if not all) holes in the product safety net, federal regulators are doing a better job of policing the market and holding manufacturers accountable, and more consumers get the word when a product is recalled. Thank you, K.I.D.! Marla Felcher, Ph.D., author of It's No Accident

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 13, 2013

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September 13, 2013

It has been an honor to work with KID over many years through the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. KID is a valued resource in providing data, public education and policy recommendations to prevent and reduce the burden of childhood injury. Its attention to product safety, recall and regulation is among its most vital and valuable activities. Moreover, its availability and accessibility to consumers and responsiveness to their needs (often to those whose children experience injury or death due to unregulated or recalled products) is significant. I am privileged to work with Nancy Cowles, Executive Director on the Illinois Home Safety Coaliton under the aegis of the office of IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan where she make outstanding contributions in content and strategy discussions. KID is a small non-profit with limited financial rsources, yet its impact is strong and significant through its jucidicial use of revenues and its enormouse expertise.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase funding to augment the impact of KID.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 4, 2013

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September 4, 2013

I am a consumer product safety advocate. Kids in Danger is truly an amazing organization. I am consistently amazed at how much they do with the meager resources they have. The dedication, creativity, and expertise of their Executive Director Nancy Cowles and her dedicated band of volunteers is admirable. The consumer product safety landscape would not be the same without KID!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd give them more money!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 18, 2008

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September 18, 2008

I am a Chicago Mom who became a Consumer Advocate in July 2003 after my then 5yr. old son, Andrew, was nearly strangled to death by a toy called the Yo-Yo Water Ball. I had heard about Kids In Danger from a friend of mine whose 2 yr. old son had died in an accident at home 6 months earlier. She suggested that I contact KID about my son's incident so I did. I spoke with Nancy Cowles, Executive Director at KID about my concerns. I was more than impressed with her vast knowledge of the consumer product safety system and her willingness to assist be in trying to get the word out about the dangerous toy that almost killed my child. I put my stoy on the KID site so that parents around the country could learn of the dangers this toy posed to their children. I also wanted to make sure that this toy was removed from the market place so I started a grassroots campaign to get the toy banned on both a state and national level. I successfully lobbied Illinois lawmakers to ban the toy back in 2005 and have worked with lawmakers in NJ and NY who have also passed state bans. I have also worked with Congressional Members and Consumer Advocacy Groups like KID on this important child safety issue. They have all written numerous letters to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in support of a national ban of the Yo-Yo Water Ball and continue to support my work. I had the honor of testifying at a Congressional Hearing in 2004 along side Nancy Cowles and Linda Ginzel, Founder of KID about the safety issues plaguing our consumers and what should be done about it. These two women are simply amazing. They have dedicated themselves to protecting children from dangerous products and continue to bring their mission public. I know that KID's work has saved the lives of so many children by making sure that people are informed about dangerous products before accidents happen. The Consumer Product Safety Impovement Act of 2008 was recently signed into law. KID worked tirelessly on pushing through this legislation and making sure that it contained the necessary mandates to protect our children. It seems that the CPSC and manufactures still continue to put profit before people. But thankfully, there is KID; who always puts children first! I am grateful to KID for continuing to push for stronger laws to protect children from unsafe products! I will continue to work KID on my advocacy work and will remain an avid supporter of KID! There are still dangerous products in the market place but KID continues to bring these issues into the spotlight to protect us. I applaud KID for their efforts in making this world a safer place for our children! Parents around the country are fortunate to have KID on their side! Kudos to Kid In Danger! Lisa Lipin Skokie IL

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The passage of The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be proud that I am making the world a safer place for our children!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

there willingness to do what ever it takes to get the word out to consumers about dangerouys children's products.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely knowledgable about the consumer product safety system. Always professional and willing to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to make the world a safer place by promoting programs nationwide on child safety issues.

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KID has surpassed my expectations of an agency of this type.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

making sure that they have the necessaryfunds to keep the organization alive in a struggling economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

We are lucky to have an organization like Kid In Danger who makes children's safety their #1 priority!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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