It’s every mom’s worst nightmare – the monitor you rely on
to keep your baby safe turns out to pose a dangerous strangulation hazard to
Angelcare Monitors Inc. has voluntarily recalled 600,000 baby monitors after two infants
died of strangulation caused by the cord attached to the monitor’s sensor pad.
In one case, a 13-month-old girl died in San Diego in
November 2011; in the other case, an 8-month-old girl died in Salem, Oregon, in
August 2004. Two other babies became entangled in the monitor’s cord but did
“The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is
placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk if the child
pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
said in a statement.
Here’s what parents need to know:
The affected products are Angelcare Movement and Sound
Monitors With Sensor Pads, including those with model numbers AC1100, AC201,
AC300, AC401 AC601, and 49255. Parents can find the model number on the back of
If you have this product, stop using it immediately and
contact Angelcare for a repair kit: Call (855) 355-2643 or click on the safety
notice on the company website, AngelcareBaby.com.
Where they were sold:
The 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 for about $100 to $300.