Infants Deaths Due to Baby Video MonitorsBy
Since January 2003 there have been over 7 incidents of deaths to babies that have been associated with Video Baby Monitors . Various monitor brands caused these deaths when the power cords were left too close to the infants crib. The strangulation of two other infants has led to the immediate recall of 1.7 million monitors. The monitors were sold between January 2003 and February 2011 and carried the brand name “Summer.” Consumers may contact Summer Infant Inc. at 800-426-8627 for more information during regular business hours, Eastern time.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission also announced the recall of about 58,000 Slim and Secure Video Monitors, also made by Summer Infant. The batteries in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, causing burns. There have been no reported serious injuries.
These monitors were sold exclusively at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200. Consumers who bought the product should stop using the product and contact Summer Infant for an envelope in which they can return the defective batteries