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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. 

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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. 

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