Baby monitor recall after deaths
Safety concerns prompt baby monitor recall in US and Canada.
Example of Angelcare monitor ()
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An urgent recall of a particular baby monitor has been announced after it was found that the device reportedly carries a strangulation risk. Over 600 000 of the baby monitors have been recalled after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission made the recommendation. Tragically, two infants have died as a result of strangulation on cords and two others survived being entangled according to Café Mom.

The details

The US and Canada manufacturers and distributors of Angelcare Monitors Inc. has voluntarily recalled the following models: Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors With Sensor Pads, including those with model numbers AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601, and 49255. Look for the model number on the back of the monitor.

There’s a factory fix available: Should you have a model that has a cord connecting the monitors to a sensor pad under the cot mattress, a rigid cord cover together with a warning label and instructions are available. There's no recall on the identical products in South Africa, but the safety information is available on the Angelcare website.

In South Africa

Angelcare monitors are available at many stores and online stores in SA. Contact the local office for assistance should you have purchased on of the models listed or if you have further concerns you’d like to discuss with the company:
Or 011-791 6309

Here's the official press release with safety information:

Press release, Angelcare

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