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Summer Infant Video Baby Monitors with Electrical Cords

Starting date:
February 17, 2011
Posting date:
February 17, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002510

Affected products

Summer Infant Video Baby Monitors with Electrical Cords

Product description

The recall involves all models of Summer Infant video baby monitors with electrical cords. The monitor comes in various colours and the recall also includes a corded camera.

Hazard identified

The cords present a potential strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Due to the serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never place these monitors or other corded cameras within one meter (three feet) of a crib.

Health Canada would like to remind parents to place cribs away from windows, curtains, blind cords, lamps, electrical plugs and extension cords. The baby's head could become caught in the cords, resulting in strangulation.

Summer Infant has received two reports of strangulation deaths and one near strangulation incident occurring in the United States in the past year.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

In Canada, approximately 58,000 of the recalled products were sold at Sears Canada, The Bay, Zellers, Toys R Us and various other specialty retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2003 to February 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Summer Infant
Woonsocket
Rhode Island
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-800-426-8627

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately check the location of the video monitors, including cameras mounted on the wall, and all electric cords to make sure the cords are secured at least one meter (three feet) away from their child and then contact Summer Infant to receive a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions about how to safely mount camera and keep cords out of child's reach.

The purpose of the recall is to provide new warning labels to be affixed to the product and safe installation instructions for all models of Summer Infant video baby monitors with electrical cords.

For more information, consumers may contact Summer Infant at 1-800-426-8627 between 8AM and 5PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the Summer Infant's website.