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1M+ baby monitors recalled over safety issues

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released this photo to demonstrate the potential danger of a recalled video baby monitor. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

February 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
About 1.7 million video baby monitors were voluntarily recalled after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants last year.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the monitors, sold under the brand name Summer Infant, can be dangerous if placed too close to cribs.

The agency released photos demonstrating the potential hazard.

The Rhode Island-based manufacturer will now include new warning labels and instructions with its products.

Summer Infant is also recalling re-chargeable batteries in monitors sold at Babies R Us because they can overheat.