The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of Summer Infant video baby monitors in order to provide new product labels and instructions. The monitors have electrical cords and can cause a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to the crib.
There have been two reports of strangulation deaths of infants, one in March 2010 involving a 10-month old girl who was strangled in her crib. The monitor camera had been placed on top of the crib rail. The other death was in November 2010, and involved a 6-month old boy from Conway. In that case, the camera had been placed on a changing table attached to the crib.
The makers of the monitor system have begun a campaign to provide new on-product labels for the video monitors sold between January 2003 and February 2011. Consumers are urged to check the location of the video monitors, electrical cords, and even those mounted on the wall to make sure they are out of reach of children.
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