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Summer Infant Expands Recall to Replace Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries Due to Burn Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov

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.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 anytime or online at www.summerinfant.com/batteryrecall for information on battery replacement.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Summer-Infant-Expands-Recall-to-Replace-Video-Monitor Rechargeable-Batteries/

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 & Secure®

28270

Slim & Secure®

02800, 02805

Slim & Secure®  Plus

28450

Slim & 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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
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