Angelcare Baby Monitor Recall Issued After Two Infant Strangulation Deaths
Following at least two infant deaths, a recall is being issued for about 600,000 baby monitors, due to the risk of strangulation posed by the monitor cord.
An AngelCare baby monitor recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on November 21, after reports of at least four infants becoming entangled in the baby monitor cord, with two of those cases resulting in death.
The recall impacts Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors, which have a cord attached to a sensor pad that is placed under the crib’s mattress. If the infant pulls the cord out from under the mattress, it may pose a potential strangulation risk.
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The monitors were manufactured between 1999 and 2013, with the deaths occurring in August 2004 and November 2011 involving the sensor cord. For the two non-fatal reports, the CPSC indicates that it could not be confirmed whether it was the sensor pad cord or monitor cord that was involved in the incidents.
AngelCare Monitors with Movement Sensors and Sound Monitors impacted by the recall include the following model numbers: AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401,AC601, and 49255. The monitors have a sensor pad that is placed under the crib for movement recognition and an 11 foot long cord connected to the nursery monitor unit.
The products were manufactured by Angelcare Monitors Inc. of Quebec, Canada and sold at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Meijer, Sears, Walmart, Amazon.com, Target.com, Overstock.com, and an estimated 70 other various baby specialty stores for between $100 and $300.
Parents and caregivers have been urged to immediately stop using the sensors and remove them from infant’s cribs immediately. Angelcare Inc. can be contacted at (855) 355-2643 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting them online at http://angelcarebaby.com to receive a free repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers and a permanent electric cord warning label describing strangulation risks and instructions.
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