Angelcare Monitors Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors on Thursday over, citing a strangulation hazard that has been linked to the death of 2 infants.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website, the cord attached to the sensor pad that is intended to be placed under a crib mattress poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the child's neck.
The following model numbers, which were manufactured between 1999 and 2013 and do not include rigid cord covers to remove the risk, are involved in the recall:
- AC1100 - AC201 - AC300 - AC401 - AC601 -49255
The recalled baby monitors were sold at the following retailers:
Angelcare Monitors Inc. is based in Quebec, Canada. The company received the first report of a death in 2004, when an 8-month-old girl died in Salem, Ore. The second death was reported in San Diego in November 2011 when a 13-month-old girl died. In both cases, the infants became entangled in cords.