Anglecare Monitors Inc. voluntarily recalled 600,000 dangerous baby monitors because the cord attached to the device poses a strangulation risk to children. Two infants tragically lost their lives after becoming entangled by the monitor's cord while in their cribs.
The cord is attached to the device's sensor pad, which is placed underneath the crib mattress to monitor a baby's movement. If the child pulls the cord into the crib, it can then pose a significant strangulation risk. In addition to the infants who died from cord strangulation deaths, two other infants have reportedly become entangled in this product, although not fatally.
How to Identify This Recalled Product
The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads were:
Sold between 1999 and 2013
Priced between $100 and $300
Sold at many popular U.S. retailers: including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Meijer, Sears, Walmart, Amazon.com, Target.com, Overstock.com and nearly 70 small baby specialty stores.
Assigned a model number of AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255 that did not include rigid cord covers. The device's model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit.
Consumers should stop using the product and contact the company for a repair kit.
Source: “600K Baby Monitors Recalled After 2 Deaths.” Abcnews. November 21, 2013.