Seven-Year KID Checkup on 7 published reports has continued through to 2016, with only 431 reports. In 2017, 438 reports were posted. In 2018 through mid-July, 124 reports have been published on The underutilization of the website is detrimental to consumers and suggests limited awareness and/or understanding of the utility of the database by the public. Figure 4. Published reports per year: reports published on between March 11, 2011 and July 11, 2018. Note that 2011 and the final year, 2018 YTD, represent less than a full year, and not represent a forecasted number of reports. KID Recommendations - The CPSC and other stakeholders should increase efforts to market the database to consumers in order to increase awareness of the database, to increase the numbers of published reports and increase the number of consumers researching incidents. - All reports associated with recalls should link to the recall. This serves both the original poster and others who view it. - Consider how to include more consumer reports. As many as 50% of reports are not included in the database for undisclosed reasons. The CPSC should review these to determine ways to get more included in the database. - contains a lot of data; the CPSC should release an annual report evaluating the trends in harm posed by products in the database and should release other reports on specific emerging hazards more regularly. - Consumers should frequent the site whenever they are looking to make a purchase, checking a hand-me-down, or have an adverse experience with a product. Conclusion According to the homepage, four of the six top categories searched for on the site are children’s products (cribs, bunk beds/toddler beds, high chairs, and strollers). Parents of young infants and toddlers rely on the database to make and review reports. We recommend that parents go to frequently to ensure overall safety of the 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 YTD Report Frequency Year