to tell you all that AngelCare baby monitors have been recalled?

(70 Posts)
WestieMamma Thu 21-Nov-13 22:17:51

I've just been informed of this. AngelCare baby monitors without rigid protective cord covers have been recalled. The advice is not to use them until they have been repaired.

www.nbcnews.com/business/600k-baby-monitors-recalled-after-2-deaths-2D11635176

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 22:20:08

Bloody hell I have one of those

SecondStarToTheRight Thu 21-Nov-13 22:24:43

Me too!

Does this apply to the uk as well?

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 22:28:05

Yes if you google it the daily mail (yes yes) have printed batch numbers that are being recalled

WestieMamma Thu 21-Nov-13 22:41:25

Me too. That's why I was like shock and sent my husband to disconnect it.

katieelh Thu 21-Nov-13 22:43:43

Omg really? Have you got a uk link? I can't find anything on google.

MrsLukeDanes Thu 21-Nov-13 22:50:22

I've trawled Daily Mail and can't see it anywhere. I know my friend uses one but don't want to send her the link until I see a UK one as I don't want to worry her unnecessarily. Any other link? Thanks.

katieelh Thu 21-Nov-13 22:50:57
WestieMamma Thu 21-Nov-13 22:51:54

Only a DailyMail one sorry. It's only a rehash of the other link and the other link has a link to the company website (which isn't working at the moment hmm ) where you can order the repair kit.

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 22:57:22

I always thought it was a bit of a hazard, mines threaded through the slats under the mattress so there's no excess wire for him to get hold of

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 22:58:14

Sorry I couldn't link on this phone

katieelh Thu 21-Nov-13 22:58:17

I've just had a reply from them on facebook, here you go:

Hello, thank you for contacting us. We understand your concern, but there is no need to worry as this is a USA/Canada specific requirement.

A correctly installed monitor poses no risk to your baby. It is important to ensure that the nursery unit is at least 3 feet (1 metre) away from your baby’s cot and that all cords are kept well out of reach of your baby. The instruction manual clearly shows you how to set up your monitor correctly.

If you would like to have further assistance with regards to the correct installation of your Angelcare baby monitor, please contact the UK Baby Helpline on 0845 009 1789 (on weekdays between 10am – 4pm) or email helpline@babyhelpline.co.uk.

Make of that what you will

noblegiraffe Thu 21-Nov-13 22:58:58
trixymalixy Thu 21-Nov-13 22:59:10

Thanks for pointing this out. I was just about to pass mine on to my cousin.

MrsLukeDanes Thu 21-Nov-13 23:00:36

Thanks for the link. I truly don't know whether to forward her the link or not - new baby etc. Do you think it will just worry her or she'd appreciate the information?

WestieMamma Thu 21-Nov-13 23:01:19

WTF! a 'USA/Canada specific requirement'. So it's OK for our babies to be at risk of strangulation.

EugenesAxe Thu 21-Nov-13 23:03:57

Thanks Moomins for not making me feel alone - I always thought it was quite obvious they could be dangerous in that regard; ours used to be arranged the same way. I'll send off for the kit though as I want to sell ours now DCs in beds...

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 23:04:41

Id tell her so she can thread the wires out the way like I have. Wait until you see her though. If its a new baby then it wont be able to get hold of them so no immediate risk

katieelh Thu 21-Nov-13 23:05:04

I know westiemamma very bizarre answer to the question.

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 23:08:44

Eugene its just so long isnt it. I have a thing about wires and cords though. O said to dp bloody hell look at it, its like having a blind cord in bed with them.

Cant remember seeing any thing about nursery unit being 3 feet away, anyway how does that help? All they have to do is pull it to them

MrsLukeDanes Thu 21-Nov-13 23:09:11

Thanks Moomins. I'm seeing her in a couple of weeks so will mention it then. (And yes, is bizarre that it is a USA/Canada thing - are they different monitors?!?)

WestieMamma Thu 21-Nov-13 23:09:26

The real answer is 'the American and Canadian authorities have given us no option but to do this but as the authorities in your country haven't noticed you can all go fuck yourselves'.

sillymillyb Thu 21-Nov-13 23:12:07

Ds actually got the wire tangled round his neck a few months ago. He is 20 months, so was messing around, but it scared me something rotten. I have given up using mine now, but did rearrange the wires so they were as hidden as possible under the slats.

It's shit though that they are only recalling in Canada - how can there be two tiers of safety??

trixymalixy Thu 21-Nov-13 23:16:54

I always thought it a bit of a hazard (also have a thing about cords/scarfs) so ours was threaded through the slats and out the bottom of the cot so there was no way DC could get hold of the wire.

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 21-Nov-13 23:17:14

Its mad, does anyone know what maximum age they recommend using them to?

Mrs maybe tell her to thread it through all the slats, its only a risk if lots of cord is left loose

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