February 11, 2011: Rechargeable Batteries in Video Baby Monitors Recalled by Summer Infant
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has recalled about 58,000 rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and SecureT video monitors. The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Summer Infant has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No injuries were reported.
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The recall involves Summer Infant Slim and Secure handheld color video monitors with unmarked, MP and BK rechargeable batteries. The Video Monitor is sold in either silver and white, model #02800; or pink and white, model #02805. It has receiver and camera components. The receiver is approximately 4 1/4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide with a 2.5-inch LCD screen with the “Summer” logo printed in white on the bottom front. The camera is silver and white. Both the video monitor and receiver components come with A/C adapters but only the receiver unit contains a rechargeable battery. The batteries are unmarked or marked with letters MP or BK on the lower right corner of the battery. Batteries that are marked TCL are not included in this recall.
The monitors sold exclusively at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200. They were manufactured in China.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries and contact Summer Infant to receive a postage-paid envelope to return the defective battery in exchange for a free replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with power cord.
For additional information, contact Summer Infant between 8 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, at (800) 426-8627, or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com.
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