Voluntary recall issued for baby monitors after two deaths
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Angelcare Monitors has issued a voluntary recall of Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors due to a strangulation risk.
Angelcare and CPSC have received reports of two infant cord strangulation deaths.
According to the CPSC website, children can pull the cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad into their crib — and it could wrap around their neck.
In November 2011, a 13-month-old female died in San Diego, California, and, in August 2004, an 8-month-old female died in Salem, Oregon. In both fatalities, the cord from the sensor pads was pulled into the crib by the infant.
The recall involves all versions of Angelcare sensor monitors including model numbers: AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255 that did not include rigid cord covers, offered in the remedy.
The monitors were manufactured between 1999 and 2013.
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.
Consumers should immediately make sure cords are placed out of reach of the child and contact Angelcare toll-free at (855)355-2643 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website atwww.angelcarebaby.com to order the free repair kit.