Baby Monitor Batteries Recalled Due To Burn Hazard

By WBNG News

Baby Monitor Batteries Recalled Due To Burn Hazard

February 15, 2011 Updated Feb 15, 2011 at 4:33 PM EDT

Rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors are being recalled.

About 58,000 batteries made by MP and BK were used in the products.

The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Summer Infant has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No injuries were reported.

The recall involves Summer Infant Slim and Secure handheld color video monitors with unmarked, MP and BK rechargeable batteries.

The Video Monitor is sold in either silver and white, model #02800; or pink and white, model #02805.

Both the video monitor and receiver components come with A/C adapters but only the receiver unit contains a rechargeable battery.

The batteries are unmarked or marked with letters MP or BK on the lower right corner of the battery (see photo gallery).

Batteries that are marked TCL are not included in this recall.

They were sold exclusively at at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries and contact Summer Infant to receive a postage paid envelope to return the defective battery in exchange for a free replacement battery.

The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with power cord.

For additional information, contact Summer Infant between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (800) 426-8627, or visit the firm’s website at www.summerinfant.com

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