Recall: Summer Infant Baby Monitors Have Been Linked To Deaths Of Two Babies — Keep Your Child Safe!

Mon, February 14, 2011 5:32pm EST by 1 Comment

Courtesy of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled nearly 2 million of the monitors, saying the electrical cords can be dangerous to your baby. Do you have one?

Another baby product has been deemed unsafe. Two million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled after they were linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the electrical cords on these products can be dangerous when left to close to a baby’s crib. Learn how to keep your child safe!

Are babies safe in their own cribs?

Since 2004, seven children have strangled on cords placed too close to their cribs. According to the commission, a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C. died in March when she got tangled in the cord of a monitor placed on the top rail of her crib. In November, a 6-month-old boy from Conway, S.C. was strangled on an electrical cord of a monitor on the changing table attached to his crib. In Pittsburgh, a 20-month-old boy came close to dying after he was caught in a camera cord that was mounted on the wall.

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“I urge all parents and caregivers to put at least three feet between any video or audio baby monitor cords and a child in a crib,” Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum advises. “This simple step can save your child’s life.” More than 1.5 million of these monitors, representing more than 40 different models, have been recalled by Summer Infant. The company also will provide new warning labels and instructions about monitor placement on each item. The monitors were sold between 2003 and 2011 by retailers nationwide.

For more information on model numbers of recalled monitors, contact Summer Infant at 800-426-8627.

–Leigh Blickley

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Posted at 3:12 AM on November 22, 2013  

i dont understand why there would been a recall? cause in my option a parent should know right from wrong and have conman since not to put the cord that close to your baby its a camera at that a parent should do their research and they can see that a video camera like that has lead to pedifilles looking at it cause anyone that has the use of wifi and a labtop can see everything on that cam look it up so many people/parents dont want to blame there selfs for there kids/baby gettong hurt or death that they have to blame some one and rather blame their self they blame the people who build these prodects that some r great thing and cause you as parents dont read what the dos and donts or think that oh that cant happen to me or my kid come on think some and take responsiblety for what you do and buy and read it even if its a dumb toy that you think theres no way that can hurt you,, man i hate it that so many things r gone cause of erespancable parenting and yes i know you all dont like this but it has to be said byyyyy

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