Good morning, everyone. There is a huge baby product recall that I wanted to bring to your attention. Summer Infant has recalled the video monitor rechargeable batteries used in its Summer Infant video monitors due to a burn hazard. This recall affects about 800,000 batteries in those monitors (about 58,800 were recalled previously in February 2011). This recall was issued in the wake of 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.
Summer Infant has reported that the battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard. If you own this product, you should stop using it immediately and contact Summer Infant for a replacement at (800) 426-8627 anytime or online. While you are waiting for your battery to be replaced, the monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord.
Here is the complete description of the batteries covered by this child product recall, as provided by the CPSC:
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.
The monitors were 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.
Please spread the word about this important recall.