Summer Infant Battery Recall: Recall For Rechargeable Batteries in Video Baby Monitors Issued Due To Burn Hazard

By on Feb 12, 2011 in Appliances, Technology, United States, World Comments
Summer Infant Battery Recall
Summer Infant Battery Recall

Summer Infant Battery Recall
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Another Summer Infant Recall is being issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 11, 2011. The recall is about the rechargeable batteries being used in handheld video baby monitors.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that the batteries may tend to overheat and explode, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Five reports of ruptured batteries were already received by Summer Infant including three incidents of minor property damage.

The recall affects about 58,000 batteries which were exclusively sold at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010.

Here is the description of the recall as quoted from the CPSC press release:

“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 a receiver and camera components. The receiver is approximately 4 ¼” tall and 2 ½” wide with a 2.5” 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.”

No injuries were reported. However, Summer Infant encouraged consumers to immediately stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries for safety reasons. Consumers may contact the hotline of Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for more information. Consumers can also request a postage paid envelope to return the defective battery in exchange for a free replacement battery. Meanwhile, the baby monitor can still be used on AC power with power cord, according to the press release.

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