Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

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summer infant baby monitor recall

Batteries inside this baby monitor are being recalled because of a burn hazard, the product maker says. (Photo: Summer Infant via YouTube)

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors are being recalled because of a burn hazard, the monitors’ maker said.

The Woonsocket, R.I.-based Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage, the company said.

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 ½ inches tall by 2 ¼ inches wide and are ¼ inches thick, black, and marked with TCL on the batteries’ lower right corner.

Consumers can contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery at 800-426-8627 or online at http://www.summerinfant.com 

The batteries were manufactured in China. About 58,800 batteries were recalled in February 2011.