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Recall: Infant Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Summer Infant, Inc. announced a voluntary recall to replace certain rechargeable batteries in baby video monitors due to overheating...

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Summer Infant, Inc. announced a voluntary recall to replace certain rechargeable batteries in baby video monitors due to overheating and burn hazards.

The recall involves about 800,000 rechargeable batteries in certain Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. The rechargeable batteries in the monitors are about 1 ½” tall by 2 ¼” wide and are ¼” thick, black, and are marked with TCL on the lower right corner of the battery. 

Monitors are sold with a matching camera and A/C adaptors. The rechargeable battery can only be found in the monitor. Batteries that may be affected will include a letter & number combination in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery.

The battery in certain handheld video monitors can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated batteries and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.

Consumers should stop using this product and remove the battery. You can complete the online form to receive a replacement battery.  The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with power cord.

The product was sold at mass merchants, online retailers and independent juvenile specialty stores from about February 2010 through 2012 for approximately $149-$349.

Consumers can go online at www.summerinfant.com/alerts/batterty-recall to fill out a replacement battery form and for instructions on how to replace the battery. There is also a link where you can view the recalled batteries, battery numbers and the monitors that are affected.

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Summer-Infant-Expands-Recall-to-Replace-Video-Monitor-Rechargeable-Batteries/

Summer Infant battery recall

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