There's a new recall affecting families who used the Summer Infant video monitors.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. About 800,000 batteries are affected. Nearly 60,000 were
already recalled in February of 2011.
The recall involves rechargeable batteries in Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. 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. You will need to check the letter and number combinations in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery.
Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.
Consumers should remove the battery and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord.
The products were sold at retail stores including Babies “R” Us, online retailers and independent juvenile specialty stores, from about February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 to $350.
If you need more information, contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 anytime or online at www.summerinfant.com/alerts/battery-recall for information on battery replacement.