Summer Infant has issued a voluntary recall of its Baby Monitors to provide new product labels and instructions for baby video monitors with electric cords. This action is to warn of a strangulation hazard of placing the electric cords on baby monitors too close to cribs within a child’s reach. There have been seven reports of deaths from all brands of baby monitor cords since 2004. To receive more information or to receive a FREE Safe Installation Guide and Cord Warning label contact them at 800-426-8627 or this link.
February 21, 2011
November 11, 2010
The CPSC is warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of placing baby monitors too close to cribs, bassinets and play yards. Babies can and have been strangled by baby monitor cords.
Since 2004, CPSC has received six reports of infants who were strangled by baby monitor cords that were placed too close to a crib. In the most recent death—in March 2010—a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C., pulled a camera monitor into her crib and was strangled by the cord.