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RECALL ALERT: Angelcare baby monitors

A serious recall has been issued for Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors after two deaths were reported.

By Today's Parent


Health Canada has announced the recall of Angelcare Movement and Sound baby monitors, by Angelcare Monitors, Inc., in Canada and the US. The monitors have been recalled because they pose a risk of strangulation — infants may become entangled in the monitor's 3.4 metre cord, which connects the sensor pad to the monitor.

This is a serious recall: Two deaths and two incidents of entanglement have been reported in the United States, between 2004 and 2011. There have been no reported incidents in Canada. In both of the fatal cases, the cord ended up in the baby's crib.

Affected products include the following: -Angelcare movement monitor, model 300; -Angelcare movement and sound monitors, models AC 201, AC 301, AC 401 and AC 601; -Angelcare video, movement and sound monitor, model AC 1100.

You can find the product's model numbers on the baby monitor unit.

If you have this product: Immediately ensure the product's cords are removed from your child's reach. Contact Angelcare: Call 1-855-355-2643, email or visit the company's website to obtain a free repair kit, which includes a rigid protective cord cover for the sensor pad cords, an electric cord strangulation-risk warning label, and new instructions. Do not return your monitor to the store.

This article was originally published on Nov 21, 2013

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