Barbara's Beat: Summer Infant recalls video monitor rechargeable batteries due to burn hazard

Monday, April 28, 2014

Summer Infant recalls video monitor rechargeable batteries due to burn hazard

Summer Infant expands recall to replace video monitor rechargeable batteries due to burn hazard.
 
Recall Summary 
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/alerts/battery-recall for information on battery replacement.

Recall Details

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:

Battery numbers are:

S/N: JNN-S150A S/N:JNS150-BA S/N:JNS150A
S/N: JNN-S150B S/N:JNS150-BB
S/N: JNN-S150C S/N:JNS150-BC

Monitors are:

Monitor Name Model Number
Baby Touch® 02000, 02000Z
Baby Touch®  Plus 28520
Best View® 28030, 28030Z, 28035, 28280Z
Best View®  Choice 28460
Complete Coverage® 28040
Dual Coverage™ 28510
MultiView™ 28490
Peek®  Plus 02230
Private Label Baby Sight 3927000H11/A, 3927003H12
Safe Sight™ 28530
Secure Sight® 02040, 02040Z
Sleek and Secure® 28270
Slim and Secure® 02800, 02805
Slim and Secure®  Plus 28450
Slim and Secure®  Plus Power Pack 28590

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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