The Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor has been urgently recalled following the strangulation deaths of two babies.
The problem lies with the cord which attaches to the baby monitor’s sensor pad that is placed under the cot mattress. If the baby pulls the cord into the crib it can become wrapped around it’s neck.
The voluntary recall notice was issued on November 21, 2013 for the US and Canada, however the Angelcare monitor in question is still being sold in Australian retail outlets such as Target and Big W.
Health authorities attributed the deaths to infants pulling the cord attached to the monitor into their cribs.
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Monitors affected by the recall are:
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.
The model numbers are printed on the baby monitor unit.
To prevent tragedy, parents are being told to stop using the device or make sure the cord is out of the baby’s reach. The company is also offering a free kit to ensure the units are made safe. They include a rigid protective cord cover through which the sensor pad cords should be threaded, a warning label and revised instructions.