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Parents Warned to Keep Monitors 3 Feet Away from Cribs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning that parents should keep their babies' monitors at least 3 feet away from their cribs, lest the children become entangled in the monitors' cords.  Seven children have reportedly strangled to death by monitor cords since 2002.  From

The organization is working with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) on a national safety campaign about the issue, and JPMA today launched a website,, as well as a video and advertising campaign, to help spread the safety message. The group is also giving away free warning labels to attach to monitor cords. You can order one here.

Image: Baby monitor, via Shutterstock.