Baby monitors recalled after 2 deaths

Angelcare recalls 600,000 monitors because of strangulation risk

Angelcare Monitors Inc. recalled 600,000 monitors after the deaths of two infants due to cord strangulation.

The Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with  Sensor Pads were sold between 1999 and 2013 at several U.S. retailers.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov, a cord attached to the sensor pad, which is placed under the crib mattress to monitor the baby's movement, poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the long cord into the crib.

Two infants have died from cord strangulation, and the government has received reports of two other children getting tangled.

Parents should stop using the monitors and contact the company which is providing rigid cord covers.

It is illegal to sell recalled products; however, nearly 200 of the recalled monitors were listed for sale Friday morning on eBay and Craigslist.

Step2 also recalled nearly 14,000 toy wagons. Approximately two dozen children have been hurt when the seat back on the Whisper Ride Touring Wagon detached, causing them to fall out of the plastic wagon.

The wagons were sold at ToysRUs this year for about $130. Parents should contact Step@ for a repair kit.

Cuisinart has also recalled 25,000 7-cup food processors. The slicing disc can loosen when in use and the blade can break the cover causing pieces to fly.

Nine models are involved in the recall. Consumers should stop using it and contact the company for replacement parts.

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