Friday, November 22, 2013

Product Recall for Food Processor, Baby Monitors

Here are two recalls today... food processors that can break and a poorly designed baby monitor that is associated with 2 strangulation deaths.

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I'm sure you saw this on TV, but some baby monitors are being recall due to a strangulation hazard.

"Angelcare Recalls to Repair Movement and Sound Baby Monitors After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard"

Product: Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors

The problem is that the cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck.

Here's critical details:

Recall Details

Description:

Angelcare Monitors Inc.®, of Quebec, Canada, is announcing a voluntary recall to provide cord covers for 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads. The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck.
There have been reports of two infant cord strangulation deaths. In November 2011, a 13-month-old female died in San Diego, California, and, in August 2004, an 8-month-old female died in Salem, Oregon. 

In both fatalities, the cord from the sensor pads was pulled into the crib by the infant. In addition, there have been two reports of infants who became entangled in cords of Angelcare baby monitor models, which did not result in fatalities. In these incidents, it could not be determined if the “sensor pad cord” or the “monitor cord” was involved in the incident.

The recall involves the Movement and Sound Monitor manufactured by Angelcare. This design of baby monitor includes a unique sensor pad placed inside the crib, under the mattress, to monitor movement of the baby.  An electrical cord about 11 feet long is permanently connected from the sensor pad to the nursery monitor unit. The hazard is created by a cord within reach of a baby inside the crib. The cord can be pulled into the crib and can wrap around the child’s neck. The recall involves all versions of Angelcare sensor monitors including model numbers:   AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255 that did not include rigid cord covers, offered in the remedy.  The model number is located on the back of the nursery monitor unit. The monitors were manufactured between 1999 and 2013.

Angelcare is providing consumers with a repair kit that includes rigid protective cord covers through which the sensor pad cords can be threaded, a new, permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk, and revised instructions.

The recalled baby monitors were sold at 
Babies R Us/Toys R Us, 
Burlington Coat Factory, 
Meijer, 
Sears, 
Walmart, 
Amazon.com, 
Target.com, 
Overstock.com and nearly 70 small baby specialty stores, from October 1999 through September 2013 for about $100 to $300.

Consumers should immediately make sure cords are placed out of reach of the child and contact Angelcare toll-free at (855)355-2643 or visit the firm's website at www.angelcare.com to order the free repair kit.

CPSC Safety Alert Campaign on Monitor Cords

In February 2011, CPSC issued a safety alert warning consumers that industry-wide there had been seven reports of strangulation in baby monitor cords since 2002.  Since that alert, the number of death reports has risen to eight of which two involved the Angelcare monitors with sensor cords. CPSC has a safety alert Infants Can Strangle in Baby Monitor Cords (link to latest version 022311) and conducted an information and education campaign with JPMA in which Angelcare has taken an active role to raise awareness on the hazards associated with baby monitor cords.  Parents and caregivers should visit CPSC’s Crib Information Center at www.cpsc.gov/cribs for additional baby monitor cord safety information and they should make sure all cords are out of arm’s reach of children.
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This seemed significant... a food processor that presents a laceration hazard.  No... really!

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Cuisinart Recalls Food Processors Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: Cuisinart 7-cup food processors

The Hazard: The reversible slicing/shredding disc can loosen when in use and the blade can strike and break the food processor’s cover. The cover’s broken plastic pieces can hit consumers, posing a laceration hazard.

The Remedy is to replace it.

You can contact Cuisinart toll-free at (877) 339-2534, or online www.cuisinart.com and click on the Recall link for more info.

This recall involves nine different models of Cuisinart food processors including, 
MFP-107, 
MFP-107BC, 
MFP-107BCWS, 
MFP-107BK, 
MFP-107BKWS, 
MFP-107DCWS, 
MFP-107MGSLT, 
MFP-107MR or 
MFP-107WS.  
The model number is on the underside of the food processor base. 
They have a seven cup plastic work bowl and three push buttons “On,” “Pulse” and “Off.”  Cuisinart is stamped on the front.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food processors and contact Cuisinart to receive a free replacement lid and reversible slicing/shredding disc.

The item in question was sold from October 2012 through June 2013 for about $100, from
Belk, 
Best Buy, 
Dillards, 
J.C. Penney, 
Macy’s, 
Sears, 
Williams-Sonoma and other stores.

They were sold online at Amazon.com and Zappos.com.

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