Batteries Can Pose A Burn Hazard

Due to the fact that the rechargeable batteries for its video monitors can overheat and rupture, Summer Infant has expanded its recall to offer battery replacement.
Baby in crib with monitor by pillow
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Product description:

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the rechargeable batteries used in Summer Infant handheld color video monitors are about 1-1/2 inches tall by 2-1/4 inches wide and are 1/4-inch thick, black, and are marked with 'TCL' on the lower right corner of the battery. Monitors are sold with a matching camera and A/C adaptors. Batteries will have one of these letter and number combinations in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery: S/N: JNN-S150A, S/N: JNN-S150B, S/N: JNN-S150C, S/N:JNS150-BA, S/N:JNS150-BB, S/N:JNS150-BC or S/N:JNS150A.

Model numbers which use these batteries are as follows:

Summer Infant rechargeable battery recall

Where/when they were sold:

The batteries were sold at mass merchants, including Babies “R” Us, online retailers and independent children's specialty stores, between February 2010 and 2012 for between $150 to $350. There are about 800,000 batteries included in the recall, 58,800 of which were originally recalled in February 2011.

Reason for the recall:

Twenty-two cased of overheated and ruptured batteries, including cases of smoke and minor property damage, have been reported to Summer Infant.

What you need to do:

Consumers are being told to remove the battery from their devices and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery. With the battery removed, the monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord.

Company information:

Call Summer Infant at 800-426-8627 anytime or go online at for information on battery replacement.

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