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Angelcare Recalls Movement and Sound Baby Monitors

Dec. 6, 2013

Québécois company Angelcare, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling 600,000 of its AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401, AC601 and 49255 Movement and Sound Baby Monitors with Sensor Pads due to pliable cords that could accidentally wrap around a baby’s neck. The recall affects monitors that were manufactured between 1999 and 2013 and marketed in the U.S. and Canada.

The issue is a sensor pad that is placed under the mattress in a baby’s crib to monitor the baby’s movements. The cord, however, can accidentally be pulled out from underneath the mattress if the cord is plugged in less than three feet from the crib. The cords have already resulted in fatalities in Salem, Ore., in August 2004 and San Diego in November 2011. Angelcare has also received two reports of entanglement that did not result in fatalities.

The company is asking owners of the monitors to call the company to receive rigid cord covers with a warning label and new instructions for use. Consumers outside the U.S. and Canada may also call to receive new cord covers. —Lena Freund

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