The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable on line product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov.
Units: 1.7 million
Hazard: The electrical cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib.
Description: Summer Infant video baby monitors were sold in more than 40 different models, including handheld, digital and color video monitors. All video monitors include both the camera (placed in the baby’s room) and the handheld device (some models have two handheld devices) that enable the caregiver to see and/or hear the baby from a certain distance.
Sold at: Major retailers, mass merchandisers and juvenile products stores nationwide from January 2003 to February 2011 for $60 to $300.
Remedy: Make sure all electrical cords are out of children’s reach.
Contact: To receive a permanent electric cord warning label, call 800-426-8627 or visit www.summerinfant.com/Home/Product-Recall.aspx.