Uh oh! Summer Infant has recalled more than 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the batteries can overheat and rupture, potentially burning users.
So far, Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheating – including several incidents of smoke and minor property damage.
Here’s what parents need to know:
1. The products affected by the recall are the batteries included with the Summer Infant hand-held, color video monitors.
2. The monitors were sold with a matching camera and A/C adaptors at Babies “R” Us, online and other retailers from about February 2010 through 2012 for $150 to $350.
3. The batteries themselves are about 1 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches wide and are 1/4 inches thick, black, and marked with TCL on the lower right corner.
4. Parents can contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery at 800-426-8627 or online at http://summerinfant.com/alerts/battery-recall.
For more information, view the complete recall notice online here.