Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baby Audio and Video Monitor Safety Alert

Please check this important baby monitor safety information issued by Mattel/Fisher Price

"The CPSC and JPMA and juvenile product manufacturers are working together to help remind parents and caregivers that cords on baby audio and video monitors present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers when placed within a child’s reach.

Since 2002, seven infants and toddlers were strangled in baby monitor cords, and three infants and toddlers nearly strangled. The victims involved were as young as 6 months old to 20 months old.

In an effort to prevent infants and young children from strangling in monitor cords, CPSC and JPMA and juvenile product manufacturers urge parents to:
Immediately check the location of all monitors and other products with electrical cords--including those mounted on the wall--to make sure cords are out of your child’s reach.
Place cords at least three feet away from any part of the crib, bassinet, play yard, or other safe sleep environment.
Never position a monitor inside or on the edge of a crib.
Remember, at least three feet away is where your monitor should stay.
Click here to request free strangulation warning labels about the strangulation risk to affix to the cords of your baby monitor. "

Source: Mattel/Fisher Price

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