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600K baby monitors recalled after 2 deaths

A recall for 600,000 Angelcare baby monitors was issued Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after two infants were strangled by a cord.

November 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A recall for 600,000 baby monitors was issued Thursday after two infants were strangled by a cord.

Angelcare Monitors Inc. issued the recall after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found a cord attached to a mattress sensor pad poses a strangulation risk to a child in the crib. Two infants died from cord strangulation and two others were reportedly entangled.

The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads were sold between 1999 and 2013 for between $100 and $300 at a number of 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.

Consumers should stop using the product and contact the company for a repair kit.

The recall involves all versions of Angelcare sensor monitors including model numbers: AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255 that did not include rigid cord covers. The model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit.

Angelcare, based in Canada, is providing consumers with a repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers, through which the sensor pad cords can be threaded, as well as a new electric cord warning label and revised instructions.

The CPSC said that industrywide there have been eight reports of strangulation in baby monitor cords since 2002.

Consumers can contact Angelcare at (855) 355-2643 or online at angelcarebaby.com, by clicking on the safety notice section of the website.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.