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. There have been reports of two infant cord strangulation deaths. In addition, there have been two reports of infants who became entangled in cords of Angelcare baby monitor models, which did not result in fatalities.
The recall includes 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads. 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 model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit. The monitors were manufactured between 1999 and 2013.
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.
What To Do:
Immediately make sure cords are placed out of reach of the child and order a free repair kit. For more information, call the company at (855) 355-2643 or got to angelcarebaby.com.
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