This recall is being issued by: Consumer Products Safety Commission
Recalled on: February 11, 2011
Description: Over the past year, two infants have died strangulating in the cords of Summer Infant video baby monitors. All Summer brand video baby monitors with cords (both hand-held and camera monitors) that were distributed between January 2003 and February 2011 are involved in this recall.
Have this product?: The CPSC and Summer Infant are urging parents to assess the location of their monitor cords and ensure they are at least an arm's reach away from the child (Summer Infant recommends 3 feet). Be sure to review this important safety notice from the CPSC: Children can Strangle in Monitor Cords. Summer Infant provides this important safety information: Baby monitor with cord should NEVER be placed within three feet of a crib or baby’s reach. Baby monitor cameras can be safely placed away from the crib and still operate as intended – to monitor a child while sleeping.
Summer Infant is providing a Safe Installation Guide and a cord Warning Label to consumers free of charge. Consumers can contact Summer Infant at 1-800-426-8627 or complete this online form to obtain the safe installation guide and warning label or click here to print out the safe installation guide information immediately.
To learn more on this recall visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11127.html or by visiting Summer's website.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST