Summer Infant Monitor Recall Lawyer
Two Million Summer Infant Monitors Recalled
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 2 million Summer Infant Monitors due to the risk of infant strangulation by the monitors’ electrical cords. The Consumer Product Safety Commission initiated the Summer Infant Monitor recall due to seven cases of infant strangulation from the cord attached to the monitor. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the electrical cords present a danger to an infant if it is placed close to their crib.
The Summer Infant Monitors were distributed between January 2003 and February 2011 and were sold at major retailers nationwide. The products were sold in over 40 different models, including color, digital, and hand held monitors. All Summer Infant Monitors included a camera and a hand held device, with some models having two hand held devices.
Parents should Inspect the Cord Location on Summer Infant Monitors
The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to immediately inspect the location of the Summer Infant Monitors, cameras and all electrical cords to make sure they are out of the reach of their infant. “I urge all parents and caregivers to put at least 3 feet between any video or audio baby monitor cords and a child in a crib,” said Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, the Associated Press reports. “This simple step can save your child’s life.”
Cord on the Summer Infant Monitor Must be at least Three Feet from a Crib
Parents with these Summer Infant Monitors should check the placement of the monitors to make sure the cords are further than a child’s arm reach away. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that parents place the monitors at least three feet away from a crib to prevent a strangulation hazard.
Summer Infant Monitor Updated Warning Label
To receive an updated warning label about the video monitor’s strangulation dangers and revised instructions regarding how to mount the camera safely and keep cords out of an infant’s reach, consumers can contact Summer Infant at 800-426-8627 or visit the company’s website.
Legal Help for Victims of Summer Infant Monitors
If your child was injured as the result of the use of a Summer Infant Monitor, contact a personal injury lawyer at Finz & Finz, P.C., now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM to speak with an experienced product liability attorney or simply fill out the Free Summer Infant Monitor Case Evaluation form.