Angelcare Recalls Baby Monitors After 2 Deaths

Baby_2013“Stop worrying while your baby sleeps!” reads the box on one model of the Angelcare Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor.

But news announced this week by federal authorities working with the company was far from reassuring.

Citing two deaths by cord strangulation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the company is recalling 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads.

“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,” the safety commission said Thursday in announcing the voluntary recall.

In one case, a 13-month-old girl died in San Diego in November 2011; in the other case, an 8-month-old girl died in Salem, Oregon, in August 2004.

Source: CNN