CPSC: Batteries sold with Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors pose burn hazards

02/14/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Woonsocket, RI—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Summer Infant have voluntarily recalled about 58,000 rechargeable batteries sold with certain Slim and Secure™ Video Monitors for burn hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on February 11, 2011.

The product recall was initiated after discovering that the batter in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

“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. It has receiver and camera components. The receiver is approximately 4 ¼” tall and 2 ½” wide with a 2.5” LCD screen with the ‘Summer’ logo printed in white on the bottom front. The camera is silver and white. 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. Batteries that are marked TCL are not included in this recall,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact Summer Infant to receive a paid envelope to return the battery in exchange for a free replacement battery. Consumers can still use the monitor through the AC power and power cord.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Summer Infant between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (800) 426-8627, or visit their website at www.summerinfant.com.

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