Rechargeable Batteries in Video Baby Monitors Recalled to Replace by Summer Infant Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us

The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture.

Recall date: February 11, 2011
Recall number: 11-126
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors

Hazard:

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

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Summer Infant between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (800) 426-8627, or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 58,000

Description

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 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.

Incidents/Injuries

Summer Infant has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No injuries were reported.

Remedy

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.

Sold exclusively at

Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in

China