Summer Infant expands recall to replace video monitor rechargeable batteries due to burn hazard.
The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 anytime or online at www.summerinfant.com/alerts/battery-recall for information on battery replacement.
UnitsAbout 800,000 batteries (about 58,800 were recalled in February 2011)
DescriptionThe 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:
|Monitor Name||Model Number|
|Baby Touch®||02000, 02000Z|
|Baby Touch® Plus||28520|
|Best View®||28030, 28030Z, 28035, 28280Z|
|Best View® Choice||28460|
|Private Label Baby Sight||3927000H11/A, 3927003H12|
|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|
Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.
RemedyConsumers 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.
Mass merchants, including Babies “R” Us, online retailers and independent juvenile specialty stores, from about February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 to $350.
Summer Infant, of Woonsocket, R.I.