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Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Baby Monitor Recall


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Sarah Cody

Mommy Minute

9:08 PM EST, November 21, 2013

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Angelcare is recalling 600,000 Movement and Sound Baby Monitors after two infants died, a result of becoming tangled in the unit's cord.

According to a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck.

Angelcare is providing consumers with a repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers through which the sensor pad cords can be threaded, a new, permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk, and revised instructions.

The recalled baby monitors were sold at Babies R Us/Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Meijer, Sears, Walmart, Amazon.com, Target.com, Overstock.com, and nearly 70 small baby specialty stores, from October 1999 through September 2013 for about $100 to $300.

Click here for more information from the CPSC, including model numbers.