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Angelcare baby monitors recalled after strangulation deaths

Recall baby monitor Angelcare 435x434 Angelcare baby monitors recalled after strangulation deathsA line of baby monitors is being recalled in the United States and Canada after reports of two strangulation deaths and two entrapments involving the product. The recall includes Angelcare movement and sound baby monitors, made by Angelcare Monitors Inc.

The Angelcare monitors have a sensor pad that is placed in the crib, under the mattress. The pad is connected to the baby monitor unit by a 3.4-meter electrical cord. In the reports of infant deaths, the babies had pulled the cords into their cribs. The deaths occurred in 2004 and 2011. Both were in the United States; No deaths associated with the monitors have been reported in Canada.

Nearly 600,000 Angelcare monitors were sold in the United States since 1999, and another 182,000 in Canada since 2003. The affected units include the Angelcare movement monitor model 300; Angelcare movement and sound monitor models AC 201, AC 301, AC 401 and AC 601; and Angelcare video, movement and sound monitor model AC1100. The model number is printed on the baby monitor unit.

Angelcare is offering a free kit to improve the safety of the monitors. The kit includes a protective cord through which the sensor pads are to be threaded. A warning label and revised instructions are also included in the kit.

Consumers with affected baby monitors should contact Angelcare at 1-855-355-2643 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or by email at consumers@angelcare.ca, or through the company’s website at angelcarebaby.com.

Source: CPSC