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:
The recalled baby monitors were sold at the following retailers:
The monitors were also sold at nearly 70 small baby specialty stores between October 1999 through September 2013 for an estimated $100 to $300.
Consumers who purchased the affected products are urged to immediately cease use and contact the company for a free repair kit.
Consumers who wish to contact Angelcare in reference to Recall No. 14-028 can do so in one of the following ways:
1. Call 855-355-2643 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
2. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Order a repair kit online at the following address: http://www.angelcarebaby.com/usa_voluntary_recall/
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.