Last week the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Summer Infant announced a voluntary recall of video monitors with electrical cords. The recall was prompted by two strangulation deaths and the fix consists of a permanent electrical cord warning label, additional cord wall-mounting security clips and revised instructions for safe installation. This sobering reminder about cord safety has us thinking about electronics in the nursery.
Here are a few ideas for safe installation of video monitors and other corded devices in the nursery.
- Wall mount video cameras a minimum of three feet away from the crib.
- Place the device on a tall bookshelf and drop the cord behind the shelf.
- Install a floating shelf or corner shelf to host the monitor.
Whatever solution, make sure that all cords are beyond your little one's reach. Consider wall fishing cables or using a cord cover or clips to secure cords to the wall.
How have you managed the cord conundrum in your nursery?
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