Feb 04 2014

Buy Whit Honea’s Book Now

Whit Honea has a new book out called The Parents’ Phrase Book. You should go buy it now.

Why should you go buy Whit Honea’s new book? I don’t recall giving you permission to ask for a reason. But I will give you one anyway. In fact, I will give you three. Read more »

Nov 26 2013

Relevant Recall – Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor

The CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission — who says this isn’t the DaddyTips age of explaining acronyms?) has announced a voluntary recall of the product “Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads” in cooperation with the Canadian company Angelcare Monitors Inc.®. We mention this because we think that this recall may be relevant to a wide swath of readers — the product is listed as having been sold as far back as 1999. That’s pre-Y2K, folks.

Make sure that you click through to the CPSC’s web site for the full story and to see if you own one of the Angelcare products being recalled.

Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor, image 1

We’ll stop being flippant now because the voluntary recall is due to “reports of two infant cord strangulation deaths” received by Angelcare and the CPSC, and two other reports “which did not result in fatalities,” according to a press release.

My kids aren’t babies anymore, but I remember this product. I specifically recall (unintentional pun) using only the baby monitor component and not the sensor pad. That, according to information on the CPSC’s web site, is where the potential problem lies, specifically with the attached cord.

Here is the offered remedy:

“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.”

Specific Angelcare model numbers mentioned are “AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255 that did not include rigid cord covers.”

Remember that we are only reporting this information as it appears on CPSC.gov; we highly recommend clicking this link and reading the full press release yourself.

Here is a gallery of Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitor images from CPSC.gov.

Angelcare Recalls to Repair Movement and Sound Baby Monitors After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard | CPSC.gov.