Lorex has issued a recall for video monitors because the video monitor’s batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off and expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Lorex brand video monitors models LW2751, LW2752 and LW2962H used with surveillance video systems. The video monitors are black and were sold in two sizes; 7 inch wide by 5 inches tall and 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall. The video monitors contain a blue lithium polymer battery. “LOREX” is printed on the top left of the monitor screen. The model and serial numbers are printed on the top or on the back panel of the monitors. Only monitors with the following model and serial numbers are included in the recall.
About 22,000 video monitors were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online at www.lorextechnology.com and other websites from April 2014 through March 2017. The video monitors were sold in bundles for between $150 and $330. For a list of the exact models effected, click here.
At this time, the firm has received 328 reports of the monitor battery overheating and/or expanding however, no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled monitors and contact Lorex for instructions on receiving a full refund.