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The White House, Open Government Data and WeMakeItSafer


A couple of weeks ago, we received an interesting email, followed by a telephone call, from the White House.  One of the Senior Advisors on mobile and data innovation had heard from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about the work WeMakeItSafer is doing, and asked if we would be willing to come to Washington [...]

JPMA, WeMakeItSafer Partner for Baby Safety Month 2012

JPMA, WeMakeItSafer Partner for Baby Safety Month 2012

This past weekend marked the beginning of September, and that means several things: summer’s almost over, the kids are back in school AND our favorite, it’s National Baby Safety Month. Baby Safety Month was started by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) in 1983, initially known as Expectant Mother’s Day, which focused on providing fascinating [...]

IBPA, WeMakeItSafer Partner to Protect Children from Recalls


PRLog (Press Release) - Jun 05, 2012 - The International Baby Planner Association (IBPA) and WeMakeItSafer are proud to announce their joint commitment to product safety. Together, they are making it easier for new and expecting parents to identify recalled products and register belongings for recall alerts. For members of the IBPA, safety consultation and childproofing are often [...]

Please Meet our Advisors, The Safety Brigade


WeMakeItSafer is, and always has been, a community effort. From day one, it has been our core belief that the problems surrounding product safety will best be solved when all of the stakeholders work together. The “we” in WeMakeItSafer does not refer to a company; it refers to all of us. “Together, we can make [...]

WeMakeItSafer to be Technology Voice at ICPHSO Symposium


As a high tech company WeMakeItSafer is focused on building robust, intelligent tools to solve problems, specifically problems related to product safety and recall effectiveness.  It was the unnecessary, completely preventable injuries and deaths associated with consumers continuing to use recalled products that led Jennifer and Priyanka to attack this problem in the first place. [...]

WeMakeItSafer: 2011 Year in Review, A Time for Thanks!

WeMakeItSafer: 2011 Year in Review, A Time for Thanks!

This is our favorite time of the year.  It is the time when we get to pause and look back. All year long, we run full speed ahead, working long days, long nights and even longer weekends, to get just one more feature, one more task, one more email and one more blog post completed.  [...]

WeMakeItSafer Partners with Bebe Paluzza to Bring Product Safety to New Parents


We are very excited to be teaming up with Bebe Paluzza to bring product safety and recall awareness to new and expecting parents and caregivers. Bebe Paluzza events showcase the latest products and services geared toward babies and toddlers – and those who care for them – in a unique Faire that, unlike trade shows, [...]

WeMakeItSafer 2010: Year in Review

WeMakeItSafer 2010: Year in Review

As 2010 comes to a close, all of us at WeMakeItSafer want to take this opportunity to say thank you for the incredible support we have received.  It has been a busy and productive year that has served to lay the foundation for great things to come in 2011.  What follows is a recap of [...]

WeMakeItSafer Launches Private Beta

WeMakeItSafer Launches Private Beta

It all started with frustration, and the idea to make a change.  Hundreds of millions of products discovered by manufacturers and government agencies to be dangerous remain in consumers’ homes, causing thousands of preventable injuries and deaths every year. It is an unacceptable problem to the founders of WeMakeItSafer, who set out two years ago [...]

Safety Matters Is Moving to

For the past year I have been writing the Safety Matters blog for WeMakeItSafer, Inc., a company I founded to address problems with consumer product safety and recalls.  The support has been tremendous – 10,000 readers have stopped by to gain information on product safety laws, recall news and safety tips. Now that WeMakeItSafer has [...]

WeMakeItSafer Featured by Kids In Danger (KID)

WeMakeItSafer was recently featured in a Kids In Danger (KID) blog post.  KID was formed by parents of Danny Keysar, a 16-month-old boy who died in a recalled travel yard.  Neither parents nor caregivers at the childcare center where the crib was located knew about the recall.  To date, 16 babies have died, yet the [...] is LIVE!

Tell all your friends – especially those with kids at home or those with senior family members living alone – to stop by and peruse our simpler than ever recalled-product gallery to make sure there aren’t any items in their homes with safety defects. Unfortunately, nearly everyone owns dangerous, recalled products without knowing it.
And, don’t forget – never buy or sell another secondhand item without running a search at WeMakeItSafer first.

Where Have You Been?

Blog posts have be sparse over the last couple months, but for a very exciting reason – we have been working feverishly to get the WeMakeItSafer site up!  I am very happy to announce that we are officially entering alpha mode this weekend. This is our testing phase, and it means launch is just around [...]

Safety Matters in the New Year

Safety Matters in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone enjoyed time with their friends and family over the holiday season and trust that the New Year finds you well and ready to take on the new and growing challenges of our day. 2009 brings with it a long list of obstacles, but also an enormous opportunity for [...]

About the Author

Here’s where to find information about me, Jennifer P. Toney: Brief Bio: About WeMakeItSafer: Profile on Linkedin: Contact: Jennifer [at] WeMakeItSafer [dot] com