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Recall issued for baby video monitors after burn hazard found

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The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. (Source: CPSC.gov) The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. (Source: CPSC.gov)
(KLTV) - Consumers are being asked to stop using certain Summer Infant Slim and Secure video monitors after their rechargeable batteries were found to pose a burn hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions issued the recall on Wednesday after it was discovered that the batteries in the handheld baby monitors could overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard.

About 800,00 batteries are affected in the recall. The units were sold at a wide range of retailers, including Babies "R" Us, online retails and specialty stores between February 2010 through 2012.

 The rechargeable batteries are about 1.5" tall by 2.25" wide and are .25" thick. They are black and marked with TCL on the lower right corner of the battery. The monitors are sold with a matching camera and A/C adaptor.

Affected batteries will have one of the following letter and number combinations in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery.
  • S/N: JNN-S150A
  • S/N: JNN-S150B
  • S/N: JNN-S150C
  • S/N:JNS150-BA
  • S/N:JNS150-BB
  • S/N:JNS150-BC
  • S/N:JNS150A
Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.

Consumers should remove the battery and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on A/C power with the power cord.

For more information, you can call Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 or visit their website here.

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