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Summer Infant Expands Recall of Video Monitor Rechargeable Batteries

Starting date:
April 30, 2014
Posting date:
April 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39259

Expansion of February 17, 2011 recall

Affected products

Rechargeable batteries sold in Summer Infant certain Summer Infant Video Monitors

Product 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 included:

  • S/N: JNN-S150A,
  • S/N: JNN-S150B,
  • S/N: JNN-S150C,
  • S/N: JNS150A,
  • S/N: JNS150-BA,
  • S/N: JNS150-BB,
  • S/N: JNS150-BC.
Monitors included:
Monitor Name Model Number
Baby Touch® 02004
Best View® 28034
Best View® Choice 28463
Dual CorverageTM 28513
Peek® Plus 02233
Babies ‘R’ Us Baby Sight 3927003H12
Safe SightTM 28533
Secure Sight® 02044
Sleek & Secure® 28270
Slim & Secure® 02804, 02805
Slim & Secure® Plus 28453

Hazard identified

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

In Canada, Summer Infant has received 5 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of the rechargeable batteries.

Number sold

In Canada, approximately 49,000 of the recalled products were sold at Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Walmart, Sears, Costco.ca, Best Buy.ca, Target, Amazon, Home Depot.ca and specialty stores.

Time period sold

The affected rechargeable batteries were sold from February 2010 to December 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Summer Infant
Woonsocket
Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries and contact Summer Infant for information on battery replacement. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord.

The most convenient method for consumers to request a free battery replacement is online.  For more information, consumers may contact Summer Infant anytime at 1-800-426-8627, or visit the Summer Infant's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.