Baby monitors use to be simple walkie-talkie type devices that were great to hear your baby’s activities, when you are sitting in another room. Baby monitor technology has caught up and you can watch your baby sleeping in another room through video baby monitors, and furthermore Withings smart baby monitor released one that can be integrated with your iPhone. If you own a video baby monitor from Summer Infant Inc, you should be aware of its recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled 1.7 million, Summer Infant video monitors, owing to a strangulation hazard if placed too close to a crib. CPSC commented that two infants died by strangulation with an electrical cord. A 10 month old girl was strangled in Washington DC in March 2010 and in Nov 2010, six month boy died in South Carolina.
Summer Infant Inc is planning to add a new label on the video baby monitors and proper instructions to install the monitors. CPSC asked parents...
to look at the location of the cord of the monitor and make sure it not too close to the baby, like on the crib rail.
The question I have is what took so long for recall of video baby monitor? It’s been more than three months that second death occurred due to this baby monitor. It is sad that it took two deaths for Summer Infant Inc to realize the hazard of video monitor’s cord.