A baby monitor provides Illinois parents with peace of mind because they can attend to other things, while keeping track of their baby. However, a recent defective product recall has shattered that illusion after two babies died, proving the monitors to be a great threat to a child's safety.
According to CNN, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has ordered Canadian manufacturer Angelcare to recall their baby monitors after a history of unsafe use, including eight deaths occurring with use since 2002. The baby monitor uses a sensor pad, which has an electric cord that can be placed under the crib's mattress. If a child pulls the electrical cord, it is long enough to wrap around a baby's neck and cause strangulation.