The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I. just announced a voluntary...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I. just announced a voluntary recall in order to provide new on product label and instructions for about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords. According to CPSC, the cords attached to these video monitors may present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. You can see this in action below in the somewhat disturbing pictures released by CPSC. In the last year, CPSC and Summer Infant Inc. have received reports of two strangulation deaths of infants with the electrical cords of Summer Infant video baby monitors. Because of this serious strangulation risk, the CPSC is not only issuing the recall but is also reminding all parents and caregivers that monitors (or other equipment) with cords should never be placed within three feet of a crib - or within reach of your young baby or child. CPSC and Summer Infant urge parents to immediately check the location of the video monitors, including cameras mounted on the wall, and all electric cords to make sure the cords are out of arm’s reach of their child. Consumers should contact Summer Infant toll-free at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.summerinfant.com/Home/Product-Recall.aspx to receive a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions about how to safely mount camera and keep cords out of child’s reach.

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