Product recalls are announced every day, but those that may affect innocent children tend to be more significant in the eyes of consumers. Things like toys, cribs, and infant or toddler foods are some of the most disturbing items recalled by manufacturers. Unfortunately, there have been multiple recalls announced for baby monitors in 2014.
The most recent recall was announced earlier this week and involves two separate models of the Tommee Tippee Monitor with Movement Sensor Pads. Models 1082S and 1094S both pose a potential strangulation danger to infants and toddlers. To locate your monitor’s model number, you should look at the base of the recharger or the bottom of the camera. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) claims that the sensor pad cords on these monitors can be pulled by babies so that they are wrapped around their heads or necks, posing a strangulation risk to children. The Mayborn USA, Inc. products were sold in the United States and Canada, with about 25,000 in the U.S. since November of 2011. Retail locations that sold these monitors include Babies “R” Us, Amazon, and Toys “R” Us. While there have not yet been reports of injury or accidents according to the manufacturer, the company still advise consumers to immediately ensure that the cords are not within a child’s reach. Then you should contact the manufacturer at 1-866-214-1537 or online at https://www.tommeetippee.ca/ to request a kit that will fix the problem. This kit will include a hard cord cover that protects against strangulation threats.
Earlier this year, Summer Infant announced a recall involving video monitor batteries. This recall affected approximately 800,000 monitors’ batteries, stating that the rechargeable batteries have the potential of overheating. This would create smoke and even burn hazards for children and parents. The company received numerous reports of this problem occurring, but thankfully the only damage was to property. These monitors were sold from February 2010 until 2012 at a variety of large retailers. A complete list of battery numbers and monitor types can be found at www.cpsc.gov. If you believe your monitor may be included in this recall, you should immediately remove the battery and contact the manufacturer by calling 1-800-426-8627 or filling out the online form at www.summerinfant.com.
Attorneys Andrew Jones and Chase Swanson have worked on various cases in which children were injured as a result of a product defect, regardless of whether the product was recalled or not. If you believe your child experienced injuries as a result of a defective toy, crib, or other item, feel free to give us a call and discuss the possibility of legal representation against the manufacturer. They should be held liable for these injuries, as it was their responsibility to produce a safe produce in the first place.