Summer Infant, Inc. , has recalled around 800,000 rechargeable batteries in their color video monitors , because the batteries in the handheld monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard. The monitors were sold at mass merchants (such as Babies "R" Us), online retailers and independent stores from February 2010 through February 2012 between $149 and $349 dollars.
Here’s what you need to know about the recall:
The rechargeable batteries 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. Recalled batteries will have one of these letter and number combinations in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery:
- S/N: JNN-S150A
- S/N: JNN-S150B
- S/N: JNN-S150C
The recall's monitors include these names and model numbers:
- Baby Touch 02000, 02000Z
- Baby Touch Plus 28520
- Best View 28030, 28030Z, 28035, 28280Z
- Best View Choice 28460
- Complete Coverage 28040
- Dual Coverage 28510
- MultiView 28490
- Peek Plus 02230
- Private Label Baby Sight 3927000H11/A, 3927003H12
- Safe Sight 28530
- Secure Sight 02040, 02040Z
- Sleek & Secure 28270
- Slim & Secure 02800, 02805
- Slim & Secure Plus 28450
- Slim & Secure Plus Power Pack 28590
Unfortunately, Summer Infant has received 22 reports to date of overheated and ruptured batteries, where smoke and minor property damage were involved.
What to do if you own any of the recalled products:
Remove the battery and contact Summer Infant here for a replacement battery, due to arrive at Summer Infant by May 20, 2014. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the included power cord. Once the batteries have been received, you should receive your replacement battery within 7 to 10 business days. You will also receive a postage paid envelope to return your old battery for disposal. You can also contact Summer Infant at 1-800-426-8627.
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