If you have an Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pad, and purchased it between October of 1999 and September of 2013, please stop using it until you have checked the model number which is located on the back of the handheld monitor. 600,000 of these monitors are being recalled due to infant deaths. Please check to make sure you do not have model numbers AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 and 49255. THESE MODEL NUMBERS HAVE BEEN RECALLED AND SHOULD NOT BE USED.
My wife and I are expecting our second child soon, and we used the Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pad with our first child, which we just learned is now being recalled due to a product defect which has led to infant deaths. It’s alarming to read that a piece of equipment that is marketed to keep your baby safe is now being recalled because it has caused harm, even death, to your baby.
Apparently the company is sending out repair kits to remedy the defect situation. A repair kit seems insignificant in my opinion. Because of the safety concern, I feel the company should be offering to replace the monitors. Product liability cases are not something to take lightly and the company should step up and make it right with their customers. They are offering a repair kit which includes rigid protective cord covers, a permanent warning label and revised instructions. When my wife called the recall number given, she received a message which stated their voice mailbox was full. I’m not sure my wife and I will be using this monitor with our second child.
My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones due to product defects. It is unfortunate and unnecessary that a death would occur due to a manufacturer’s negligence. Always stay abreast of recall information, and speak up if you have a safety concern with a product you are using.