I was reading your reviews of baby monitors and wanted to make you aware
of an issue with the Fisher Price Sound and Lights monitor since you
gave it such a high rating.
I have gone through a number of monitors
trying to find a good one, and found this to be by far the worst
experience I've had with a monitor to date. Beyond the fact that it got
horrible interference, and tended to pick up radio stations, I actually
had the receiver go out on me completely one afternoon. It simply
stopped working. I had it about 5 months.
I keep my monitors stationary (plugged in) so this is not due to mistreatment, it is due to
poor quality manufacturing. As you can imagine, it was a very upsetting
experience. I put my son to sleep, and laid down myself because I was
sick. He usually plays with his toys when he wakes up, which wakes me up
so I did not set an alarm. The monitor stopped working, and I did not
wake up until almost 5 hours later when my husband called me. I was
mortified that my son was left by himself so long, but he was fine.
I talked to Fisher Price about this and they said they would refund my
money, but did not seem alarmed or surprised by this happening. After
some research on web sites like target.com where parents give reviews of
products, and talking to other moms I know, I've found this to be a
common problem with this monitor, and not an isolated incident. I hope
that you will look into this matter as well, and take this into
consideration when giving ratings in your next book.