Summer Infant of Woonsockett, RI is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries manufactured in China and used in the company’s infant handheld color video monitors.
The company says that the rechargeable battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posting a burn hazard to consumers. Summer Infant reports that it has received 22 separate reports of overheated and ruptured batteries including some incidents involving smoke and minor property damage. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The recalled rechargeable batteries were sold together with infant video monitors through mass merchants and independent juvenile specialty stores, as well as through online retailers, from February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 and $350. A 2011 recall of the same batteries addressed infant video monitors sold exclusively at Babies R Us retail stores.