The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads after 2 children died after being strangled by a cord extending from the sensor pad.
According to CNN.com, both infants pulled the cord from the sensor pad into the crib. One death took place in 2004 and the other death happened in 2011. When asked why so much time passed between the infant deaths and the recall, the CPSC is quoted in the article as saying, “There are times when we see information we can act upon, and there are times when we need to gather more information.”
The recall affects only the United States and the company is offering rigid cord covers to consumers. The sensor pad goes under the mattress to monitor the baby’s movements. Some models did not include cord covers, exposing an 11-foot long electrical cord which could be pulled into the crib by an infant.
If you have an affected model, the company says you should immediately place the cord out of the reach of children. They are offering a repair kit that includes a rigid cord cover. The affected models were sold between October 1999 and September 2013 by various retailers.