Rechargeable batteries in video baby monitors recalled

Summer Infant of Woonsocket, RI is recalling about 58,000 rechargeable batteries manufactured in China that were sold with certain models of the company’s Slim and Secure-brand video monitors.

Summer Infant reports that the battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.  The company says that it has received five reports of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage.  However, there have been no reports of injuries.

The recalled batteries were sold with the video monitors exclusively at Babies R Us from September 2009 to May 2010 for about $200.

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