800,000 baby monitors recalled because of burn hazard

800,000 baby monitors recalled because of burn hazard

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Around 800,000 of the Summer Infant series baby monitors are being recalled. Around 800,000 of the Summer Infant series baby monitors are being recalled.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Hundreds of thousands of baby monitors have been recalled because of burn hazards, according to the federal government.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday that it was recalling some 800,000 of the Summer Infant video monitor series.

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

Summer Infant has reported 22 incidents of overheated and ruptured batteries, with some of those incidents involving smoke and minor property damage.

Consumers are urged to remove the battery from the device and contact the company for a replacement battery. Summer Infant claims that the monitor can still be used safely by utilizing the AC power with a power cord.

The products were sold at several major retailers, including Babies "R" Us from about February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 to $350.

For more information on the recall, including the device numbers of the affected models, click here.



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