Recall: Children Can Strangle In Baby Monitor Cords

February 24, 2012 4:58 pm

This toy doll shows a potentially harmful situation.

Since 2002, seven infants and toddlers have been strangled due to baby monitor cords, and three babies have nearly strangled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Cords on baby audio, video and movement monitors can present a strangulation hazard to babies when the cords become entangled around their necks.

This toy doll shows how a cord can be tangled around a baby’s neck.

In 2011, 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords were recalled due to a strangulation risk.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled the Summer Infant video baby monitors because the cords can be a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if the cord gets tangled around a baby’s neck.

In March 2010, a Washington, D.C. area, 10-month-old girl was killed in her crib after the camera monitor had been placed on the top of the crib rail.  In November 2010, a six-month-old boy from Conway, South Carolina, was strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to the crib.

If your baby has been killed or injured due to strangulation from cords on video, audio or movement monitors, contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr.  We have helped families who have been through traumatic personal situations involving their children and might be able to help your family.  Our offices are located in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, but we work with families across the country.  Please call us at 1-877-392-4878 or email us today to see if we can be of service to you and help protect your rights.

Also, remember time limits called “statute of limitations” are in effect for filing law suits.  If you want to preserve your legal rights, you must file appropriate law suits before the time limits expire.  The time limit and other regulations are different in each state, so talk with the lawyers at Carr & Carr as soon as possible to learn what options your family has.