Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling several models of Angelcare baby monitors after two infants died.
There is a strangulation hazard, the CPSC said.
In some models of Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors, the cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress. That can pose a risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck.
The model numbers are below:
|Movement and Sound monitor||AC 201|
|Movement Monitor||AC 300|
|Movement and Sound Monitor||AC 301|
|Movement and Sound Monitor||AC 401|
|Movement and Sound Monitor||AC 601|
|Video, Movement and Sound Monitor||AC 1100|
The model number is printed on the baby monitor unit.
Both infants died in the United States, one in 2004 and the 2011. There have also been at least two other reported entanglements that were not fatal. There have been no reported injuries or deaths in Canada.
Approximately 182,173 of the recalled products were sold in Canada and 600,000 were sold in the U.S.
In Canada, the recalled products were sold from 2003 to November 2013. In the United States, the recalled products were sold from 1999 to September 2013.
The company is providing free repair kits. Call Angelcare toll-free 1-855-355-2643 for the kit or with any questions.