CPSC recalls Angelcare baby sensor monitors for strangulation risk

Nov. 22, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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PUEBLO, Colo., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Angelcare Movement and Sound monitors after two strangulation deaths were reported.

The CPSC said recall, in cooperation with the Quebec-based company, was to provide cord covers for 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads, the federal agency said in a release Thursday.

The cord attached to the monitor's sensor pad, placed under the crib mattress, poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the child's neck.

Angelcare and CPSC said one strangulation death was reported in San Diego in 2011 and the other in Salem, Ore., in 2004.

The CPSC said 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, offered in the remedy. The model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit.

The monitors were manufactured between 1999 and 2013.

Angelcare is providing consumers with a repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers, a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions, the consumer protection agency said.

The recalled baby monitors were sold at 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 from October 1999 through September 2013 in the $100 to $300 price range.

Consumers should immediately make sure cords are placed out of reach of the child and contact Angelcare, toll-free, at 855-355-2643 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the Anglecare's website, www.angelcarebaby.com, to order the free repair kit.

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