||Audio and Video Baby Monitors
||Strangulation risk if monitor electric cord is not located at least three feet away from the crib.
||Since 2004, there have been seven deaths reported from monitor cord strangulation as a result of a baby monitor being placed in or near the crib. Of the seven, two involved Summer Infant Video Monitors.
||Please note: We are NOT recalling actual product. In conjunction with the CPSC, Summer Infant is issuing a voluntary recall to provide new product label and instructions for baby monitors with electric cords. Summer Infant is also offering consumers additional wall-mounting security clips for their cords should they have thrown the set that originally came with their baby monitor away.
This is a consumer safety alert and awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers of potential strangulation issues with electric cords in the nursery when placed too close to a crib, bassinet, play yard, or other safe sleep environment. As a part of this campaign, Summer Infant is providing a Safe Installation Guide, cord Warning Labels and additional Cord Wall-Mounting Security Clips to consumers free of charge. Summer Infant would like to point out that a baby monitor with cord should NEVER be placed within three feet of a crib or baby’s reach. Baby monitor cameras can be safely placed away from the crib and still operate as intended – to monitor a child while sleeping.
Since 2004, there have been seven deaths reported from monitor cord strangulation as a result of a baby monitor being placed in or near the crib. In response to the deaths, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has put together an informative Infants Can Strangle in Baby Monitor Cords Safety Alert brochure.
Of the seven deaths, two involved Summer Infant Video Monitors. In an effort to prevent any further fatalities, we are including additional information and warnings within our baby monitor products. While monitors are proven safety devices, Summer Infant is voluntarily undertaking this safety and awareness campaign to ensure consumers have all of the information necessary to keep their baby safe.
||In addition to warnings already included within our baby monitor products, we are also providing a Safe Installation Guide (which can be downloaded here as a PDF), 2 Warning Labels and an additional set of Cord Wall-Mounting Security Clips (should consumers have thrown their original set away) free of charge to anyone who does not currently have them.
||Consumers can receive a Safe Installation Guide, Warning Labels, and additional Cord Wall-Mounting Security Clips free of charge, by calling Summer Infant’s customer service department between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at 1-800-426-8627 or by completing the registration form by clicking here.
Register for a Safe Installation Guide, Warning Labels and additional Cord Wall-Mounting Security Clips by clicking here
Summer Infant is committed to helping baby sleep safe and sound. We strive to provide parents with both products and resources that will help make having a baby the best time of your life. Click here to view our safe sleep guide.
For additional safety tips, you can view these videos from the JPMA