PARENTS SHOULD KEEP BABY MONITORS A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY FROM CRIBS
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued a safety alert regarding baby monitors. CPSC knows of seven deaths and three near strangulations since 2002 involving video and audio baby monitors. The monitors and cords were placed within a child’s reach.
The warning states that The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is launching a website, video and advertising. They are giving away free electric cord warning labels to attach to the cord of your baby monitor. This label will remind you, the people who care for your child, and others who may use the monitor in the future about the deadly hazard associated with these cords. The warning can be ordered for free on their website http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2012/07/baby-monitor-cords-3-feet-from-baby. Monitors should be at least three feet away from the crib.