Angelcare movement and sound monitors with sensor pads have been recalled due to a strangulation risk. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Quebec-based Angelcare Monitors, Inc. have issued a recall of the company’s Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads after two infant deaths, say product liability attorneys in Jacksonville.
Officials say that the cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad poses a strangulation risk. When in use, the sensor pad, connected to the monitor via an 11-foot electrical cord, is placed under the crib mattress. But if a child pulls the cord into the crib, it can end up wrapped around the child’s neck. Already, two children have died – a 13-month-old girl in San Diego in 2011 and an 8-month-old girl in Salem, Oregon in 2004. Two other infants became entangled in the cords, but fortunately were discovered in time.
The recall involves all versions of Angelcare sensor monitors including model numbers: AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255. The model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit. The monitors were manufactured between 1999 and 2013 and sold at Babies R Us/Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Meijer, Sears, Walmart and nearly 70 small baby specialty stores, as well as online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Overstock.com,, from October 1999 through September 2013 for about $100 to $300. Note that industry-wide, eight infant deaths involving strangulation with baby monitor cords have been reported since 2002.
If you own an Angelcare monitor, stop using it immediately and call the company toll-free at (855)355-2643 or visit www.angelcarebaby.com to order a free repair kit. If your child has been injured by use of a baby monitor of any brand, contact a product liability attorney with Jacksonville’s Harrell and Harrell at 800-251-1111.