The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
advise that Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors have been recalled
after two deaths related to strangulation hazards. The product defect
associated with these recalled products relates to the cord attached to
the baby monitor's sensor pad. The design of this product is such
that its cord is placed under the mattress of the crib, which poses an
obvious strangulation risk should the infant tug at the cord and pull
the cord into the crib. Therein, the cord can become wrapped around the
infant's neck, thereby causing a tragic and needless infant death.
This voluntary product recall, announced in conjunction and cooperation
with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC")
involves approximately 600,00 Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor
units manufactured and distributed by Angelcare Monitors Inc.®, of
CPSC and Angelcare Monitors, Inc., are currently in receipt from the field
of two (2) infant cord-related, strangulation fatalities. Back in November
of 2011, an infant died died in San Diego, California, and tragically
again, in August of 2004, another baby girl died of asphyxiation in Salem,
Oregon. In each of these fatality reports, the record indicated that the
infant pulled the cord from the monitor's sensor pad into the crib.
Moreover, there have been two (2) such reports from the field of infants
who were found tangled within the cords of the Angelcare baby monitor
models and were thankfully extricated from the cords before serious injury
and/or death resulted. Angelcare Monitors, inc., maintains that these
incidents, however, were inconclusive as to whether the sensor pad cords
or otherwise the cords fixed to the monitor, itself, were involved in
The scope of this product recall involves the Movement and Sound Monitor
of Angelcare manufacture. This product design of this particular baby
monitor contains a sensor pad placed within the crib (and underneath the
mattress) to monitor the infant's movements. This design calls for
an electrical cord measuring over eleven (11) feet in length - which is
permanently connected from the sensor pad to the monitor unit. The product
defect is demonstrably obvious as the cord is easily within the infants
reach while in the crib. For product identification purposes, this recall
involves each and every version of Angelcare's sensor monitors which
include the following model numbers:
These various, model numbers can be found situated on the back of the monitor
units. These products were manufactured and distributed for more than
a decade between 1999 and 2013.
These recalled products baby were sold at Babies R Us/Toys R Us, Sears, Walmart,
amazon.com and Target, to name just a few retailers, from the period October of 1999
- September 2013. They retailed from between $100 to $300.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has always demonstrated zero
tolerance for product manufacturers who make and distribute unsafe children's
products. The product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW
CORPORATION share that sentiment, and have consistently blogged about
such dangerous products involving children.
As referenced, the engineers and support staff at CPSC staff are heavily
involved in consumer safety issues and particularly those which involve
children's products and injuries to infants and children. If your
child has been catastrophically injured as a result of use or interaction
with any defective product, you should call the experienced product liability
lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION for a free consultation
to discuss your legal rights. Product liability lawyers David Shoop and
Don Liddy are experienced product liability professionals and represent
individuals nationally who have suffered injury as a result of defective
and dangerous products.
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