Approximately 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled after being linked to the deaths of two infants.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the electrical cords from these monitors can be hazardous if placed too close to babies cribs.
According to the CPSC, a Summer Infant monitor camera that was placed on the top of a crib rail strangled and killed a 10-month old baby girl. Additionally, a 6-month-old boy was strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on an adjacent changing table.
Another incident was also reported to Summer Infant and CPSC of a 20-month-old boy who was nearly strangled on a baby monitor cord that was mounted on a wall close to the crib.
Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum warns that parents leave a minimum of 3 feet between baby monitor cords and a child’s crib.
1.7 million monitors, 40 different models are being recalled by Summer Infant. These monitors were sold between 2003 and 2011.
For more info, call 800-426-8627.
Please be careful of ANY cord that is near your baby when unattended. So scary.