The baby monitor company Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in their baby video monitors due to the possibility of a burn hazard. The manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated or ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage. There has been no reported harm to babies or parents.
The hand-held, color video 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. The batteries 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 batteries’ lower right corner. The batteries were manufactured in China, about 58,000 batteries were recalled in February 2011.
Written by James P. Nevin
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