Keeping an eye on your baby while they sleep or play quietly in their room should be a painless task. But for some owners of a recently recalled video monitor the everyday task has left them injured, and in some cases with property damage.
Nearly 800,000 Summer Infant Video Monitors are being recalled because of a potential burn hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.
The rechargeable battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture causing the user to be burned. So far, the company has received 22 reports of overheated or ruptured batteries. In some cases consumers reported smoke and minor property damage.
The two charts below provide specific details on this recall. The first chart provides the letter/number combinations at the beginning of the serial numbers for the problem batteries. The serial number is printed on the back of each battery. The second chart provides the full list of recalled monitor models.
Consumers should remove the battery and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery. In the meantime, the monitor can be used on AC power with the power cord.
The monitors were sold at Babies “R” Us, Walmart, Target, Amazon and other online retailers between February 2010 and 2012.
Summer Infant Expands Recall to Replace Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries Due to Burn Hazard [Consumer Product Safety Commission]