Infant Deaths Prompt Recall of Baby Monitors

By Joe Messa

Dec 05
Philadelphia personal injury lawyers announce that 600,000 baby monitors have been recalled by Angelcare Monitors Inc. following the deaths of two babies. The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads have a cord that attaches the sensor to the pad. The pad is meant to be placed under the crib mattress to monitor the baby’s movement. The cord may pose a risk of strangulation injuries to children if it is pulled into the crib.

In two cases, children died after being strangled by the cord attached to the Angelcare baby monitor. The first an 8-month-old girl died in August 2004 and the second death was that of a 13-month-old girl in San Diego in November 2011. Additional reports indicate that at least two other babies have been entangled by the cord, but not fatally.

Personal Injury Lawyers: Parents Should Immediately Stop Using Angelcare Baby Monitors as They May Cause Injuries to Children

Parents are advised to immediately stop using versions of the Angelcare baby monitors with sensor cords. As the cords may cause injuries to the children, including those that are fatal, parents should be aware that they should not purchase the Angelcare baby monitors either new or as a resell product from someone else. The montiors were sold between 1999 and 2013 at retailers, including Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Sears and Walmart. It was also sold online and in other specialty stores.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, eight babies have been strangled by baby monitor with cords since 2002.

New Jersey and Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers

The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling personal injury cases involving defective products that have resulted in injuries to children. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury resulting from the Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.


About the Author

Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More