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Summer Infant Expands Recall to Replace Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries Due to Burn Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Summer-Infant-Expands-Recall-to-Replace-Video-Monitor-Rechargeable-Batteries/
Recall Date: April 23, 2014
Recall Number: 14-156
Summer Infant Expands Recall to Replace Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Rechargeable batteries used in Summer Infant video monitors
Hazard: The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 anytime or online at www.summerinfant.com/batteryrecall for information on battery replacement.
Units: About 800,000 batteries (about 58,800 were recalled in February 2011)
Description: 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. Batteries will have one of these letter and number combinations in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery. See battery numbers, names and model numbers here http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Summer-Infant-Expands-Recall-to-Replace-Video-Monitor-Rechargeable-Batteries/.
Incidents/Injuries: Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.
Remedy: 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.
Sold at: Mass merchants, including Babies “R” Us, online retailers and independent juvenile specialty stores, from about February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 to $350.
Importer: Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Manufactured in: China
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