Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Infant Deaths, Entanglements
Written By: Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP
By Lisa S. Cummings
Angelcare Monitors Inc. has voluntarily issued a recall for 600,000 monitors after two infants dead due to strangulation with their products. As reported in the New York Daily News, the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the cord attached to the sensor pad leaves the child at risk of strangulation. Infants can pull the cord that is placed under the crib mattress.
The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with sensor pads are sold by many different retail stores (Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Meijer, Sears, Walmart, Amazon.com, Target.com, Overstock.com) in the country since 1999 for $100 and $300. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and call the company for a repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers. The sensor pad cords can be threaded, impacted with a new electic cord warning label as well as revised instructions. Two other infants were entangled by this product but not fatally.
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