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Since 2004, seven infants have died because of strangulation from their baby monitor cords. Two of the deaths occurred with baby monitors made by Summer Infant, which has now issued a recall of 1.7 million baby monitors. Though officials urge parents to keep baby monitors at least three feet away from the crib, it is also important to keep them away from other areas where the child may be playing or sitting, such as the changing table.
The deaths have occurred when the baby monitors were attached to the crib, to the wall and to changing tables. The recalled defective products came in about 40 models, were sold in major retailers from 2003 to 2011; they were available in stores across the county. The new baby monitors will still have a cord, but they will also have warning labels and directions about how to safely mount the device.
Heselmeyer, Zinda Law Group can help you file a claim for compensation if you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective product.
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