1.7 Million Summer Infant Baby Monitors Recalled After 2 Babies Die

1.7 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled after two babies died after they wrapped their necks in the electrical cords of the the devices that were placed too close to their crib. “I urge all parents and caregivers to put at least 3 feet between any video or audio baby monitor cords and a child in a crib,” Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said in a statement. “This simple step can save your child’s life.”

The recall is not an actual product recall that requires consumers to return their devices, but a safety and awareness campaign. The manufacturer says that in the future they will put new warning labels on the devices and provide more instructions about where to place the monitors. Consumers can also register online or call 1-800-426-8627 to receive an installation guide, warning labels, and extra wall-mounting clips.

Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Summer Infant to Recall Video Baby Monitors with Cords; Firm to Provide New On-Product Label & Instructions [CPSC.gov] (Thanks to catastrophegirl)!

Product Recall – Audio and Video Baby Monitors [Summer Infant]