|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-8627
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Rechargeable Batteries in Video Baby Monitors Recalled to Replace by Summer Infant Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Babies R Us
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors
Units: About 58,000
Importer: Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Manufacturer of Batteries: MP and BK, of China
Hazard: The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Summer Infant has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No injuries were reported.
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.
Sold at: Exclusively at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
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.
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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