Some models of the Summer Infant Slim & Secure have been recalled due to an internal battery defect that can cause the battery to overheat and rupture, posing a potential property damage or burn hazard to consumers. (Models in our tests were not part of this recall.) in the full recall notice.
In February 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Summer Infant Inc. recalled about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords, which can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. CPSC and the firm have received reports of two strangulation deaths of infants with the electrical cords of Summer Infant video baby monitors. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately, and check the recall notice for more information.
The unifying quality among all of these products is of course their internet capabilities. Other features common to these items are the inclusion of hardware wall mounting kits, AC adapter cords and security clips for securing power cord to walls or furniture. For those products that have monitors, one 3.7V rechargeable lithium/ion battery is included. Some standard features on Summer video baby monitors include a 3.5 inch color touchscreen, a kick-stand recharge base, a belt clip for portability, remote brightness, motion tracking and volume controls and a video on/off button.
Under the Summer Infant class action lawsuit settlement, consumers who purchased a Summer Infant Video Baby Monitor can file a claim form to receive a cash payment share of the $940,000 class action settlement fund, up to 40% of the Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”). The recovery per claimant will depend upon how many claims are filed.
Two recalls were issued today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc. in regards to 1.7 million Summer Infant video baby monitors and the batteries within the unit. The monitors pose a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to their cribs.