1.7 million baby monitors recalled after 2 infants strangled by cords
The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises against placing cords or corded cameras within 3 feet of a crib.
February 11th, 2011
09:40 PM ET

1.7 million baby monitors recalled after 2 infants strangled by cords

A voluntary recall was issued Friday for 1.7 million video baby monitors, after federal regulators probed reports that two babies had died in the past 11 months after being strangled by electrical cords.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the announcement in conjunction with Summer Infant, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, company behind the monitors, which are made in China and sold at retailers nationwide.

The federal commission noted that at least seven babies and toddlers nationwide have died since 2004 after being strangled by monitor cords, the last two involving Summer Infant items.

That includes a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C., killed last March after being strangled by a cord from a Summer Infant monitor that had been placed atop her crib rail, the commission said.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    that's why all the chineese pet-food tatse so good with the extra ricin in it.. or whatever the stuff that was killing all the pets..

    i wonder how much lead is in most of the chineese toys we buy?

    February 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Wally Mart

    We are currently sold out of this product.

    February 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BestBuyAndEveryOtherStore

    We can't keep enough chinese goods on our shelves either. We're so thankful to Michael Moore for making Wal-Mart the scapegoat. Kudos to you our chubby little do gooder!

    February 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ChinesePetFoodMaker

    Sorry. We mistakenly labeled ricin instead of rice. The VX nerve agent is a great preservative.

    February 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wallmartplayground

    Bring the kids,no lead based paints here.

    February 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    My camaro is made with lead based products. Look over there! Not over here!

    February 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      actually fake ruffnutt it's made of steal and fiberglass..

      February 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. OffTopicGuy

    Buzkashi or Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis (Persian, Urdu: بزکشی bozkæšī; Tajik: бузкашӣ buzkašī, "goat grabbing"; Uzbek, Tatar: kökbörü, kök "blue" + börü "wolf"; Kazakh: көкпар; Kyrgyz: улак-тартыш or көкбөрү; Pashto: وزلوبه wuzloba, "goat game"; Turkmen: owlakgapdy; Chinese: 叼羊) is a traditional Central Asian team sport played on horseback in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, northern Pakistan, India and Kazakhstan.[1] The steppes' people were skilled riders who could grab a goat or calf from the ground while riding a horse at full gallop. The goal of a player is to grab the carcass of a headless goat or calf and then get it clear of the other players and pitch it across a goal line or into a target circle or vat.

    February 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    i wonder if they are gonna shot or hang any chinesse people over this.. cause sometimes over there in china they do that if you make a bad product that kills someone..

    February 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bleh

    Offtopicguy, what are you blathering about? I'm for frees speech and all, but don't you have to make sombody understand it first?

    February 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. OffTopicGuy

    Just wanted to show people what our brave troops are dying for over there. Dead goat ball and heroin. Good times.

    February 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      dead goat ball and heroin does sound like a good time..

      February 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nik

    Oh yes, let's blame the Chinese, cause our consumer driven society which constantly demands goods at the cheapest price available doesn't drive the Chinese economy as well. As Americans we don't search out the best deal, we will pay top dollar for American made goods, right?

    February 13, 2011 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. deb

    This product won an award from the National Parenting Centre. They didn't seem to feel it was unsafe. I believe the products are being recalled so Summer can stick a big warning flag on the cords.Woonsocket, RI, August 31, 2010 – Summer Infant, Inc. (“Summer Infant” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SUMR) has been awarded The National Parenting Center’s prestigious Seal of Approval for 2010, for both their Slim&Secure Handheld Color Video Monitor and SwaddlePod™. The National Parenting Center (TNPC) is America’s leading parent advocacy organization and one of the country’s top evaluators of quality products for children. .

    February 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      And remember it's a voluntary recall.

      February 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tams

    My husband works for this company and the product was not "recalled". The parents have to send in a request to have plastic warning labels to put on the products cord. Seriously, who in the hell puts a cord by a crib anyway?!?!?!? The media in this world is such a mess and needs to get your story straight before posting BS...

    February 14, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
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