Baby Monitor Recall: Prompt Recall For Summer Infant Video Baby Monitors Initiated By Consumer Product Safety Commission

By on Feb 12, 2011 in Appliances, Camera, Technology, United States, World Comments
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Summer Infant video baby monitor recall
Summer Infant Video Baby Monitor Recall
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc. voluntarily recall video baby monitors with electrical cords after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.

The recall was immediately released on February 11, 2011 by CPSC saying that the electrical cords on the baby monitors can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to their cribs.

According to CPSC press release, there are about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords and the firm has received reports of two strangulation cases that took lives of infants over the past year which was later learned that the product involved was a Summer Infant video monitor.

Another case of strangulation incident was noted when a 20-month old boy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was found in his crib with the camera cord wrapped around his neck. It was said that the Summer Infant monitor camera was mounted on the wall, but the child was still able to reach the cord. Luckily he was freed from the cord without serious injury.

Summer Infant Inc. will provide new on-product labels for electric cords and instructions to consumers with the recalled video monitors distributed between January 2003 and February 2011.

Consumers were urged to check the location of the video monitors to ensure that the cords are out of child’s reach. Meanwhile, CPSC also recalled batteries for handheld video baby monitor.

For more information on model numbers of recalled monitors, consumers can contact Summer Infant at 800-426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.



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