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Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.

The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.

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 1/2 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches wide and are 1/4 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

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kdidmore777 April 24 2014 at 6:56 AM

wow, i'm so glad-poor babies and parentl's that's all we need toxic fumes, battery acid, and smoke ilnhailed by anyone small or big . thank god, they are recalling all of these batteries and save so many llves ,lungs , and skiln. pray for those who need healing!

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kulpw40 April 24 2014 at 11:23 AM

I like it that a company in Woonsocket, R.I. is putting them together but I'll bet they do it with parts bought from China. China is the polluter of the world with substandard parts and while our government is putting trade sanctions with Russia the Chinese rake in big bucks pumping out dangerous stuff.

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uscic kulpw40 April 24 2014 at 4:20 PM

95% of household products are made in China. If you are so concern, don't buy anything that is from China, I bet you need to double your salary to live. Ford, GM and other US manufacturers are recalling their products all the time, which are made in the US, that is OK??

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tmay20 April 24 2014 at 2:58 PM

My girlfriend and I purchased this brand of monitor when we first had our child ( less than a yr ago). One evening we came home to a strong burning smell in our bedroom. After checking all of the outlets and electronics, I found out the smell was coming from the monitor. I took and back and exchanged it for a different brand. Less than a week later, my girlfriends friends house caught on fire. It was later determined it was from the baby monitor she had....which was the same brand and model. She is currently in a law suit with the Summer Co. If you have one of these monitors, I suggest trading it in for a different brand ASAP.

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