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Nearly 2 million baby monitors being recalled

Courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission Courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, DC (KAIT) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled almost 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors.

According to the CPSC, the electrical cords on the monitors can present a strangulation hazard if placed too close to the baby's crib.

The commission said that was the case with a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C., who died in March and a 6-month-old boy from Conway, S.C., who died in November.

The CPSC says about 1.7 million monitors from 40 different models of handheld, digital and color monitors, are being recalled by Summer Infant of Woonsocket, R.I.

Parents are being urged to check the location of the monitors to make sure the cords are out of arms reach of the child. The company also will provide new warning labels and safety instructions.

For more details on the recall, including model numbers, you're asked to contact Summer Infant at 1-800-426-8627

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