Baby monitors recalled after two deaths
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors are being recalled after two strangulation deaths.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says electrical cords on the monitors can present a strangulation hazard if placed too close to babies’ cribs.
The commission says that was the case with a 10-month-old girl from Washington D.C., who died in March and a 6-month-old boy from Conway, S.C., who died in November.
In all, about 1.7 million monitors — more than 40 different models of handheld, digital and color monitors — are being recalled by Summer Infant of Woonsocket, R.I.
Parents are urged to check the location of the monitors to ensure that the cords are out of arm’s reach of a child.
The company will provide new warning labels and safety instructions.
Published in The Messenger 2.11.11