Burn Hazard Prompts Recall of Lorex Video Baby Monitors
Batteries can overheat, swell, and expand, causing the battery cover to open or come off
Lorex is recalling about 26,000 video baby monitors, plus an additional 8,000 sold in Canada, due to a burn hazard.
The monitor's batteries can overheat, swell, and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose the hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Lorex Care 'N Share video baby monitors. The model numbers included in this recall, which are printed on the back panel of the monitor, are WL3520, WL4320, and WL3401. The monitors were sold in bundles with cameras, contain a blue lithium polymer battery, and measure about four inches tall by five inches wide. They have a white plastic back and either a white or black border. LOREX or The Lorex Baby is printed below the monitor screen.
The recalled products were sold at Babies R Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, and Walmart and online from May 2013 through April 2016. The video baby monitors were sold in bundles for between $60 and $140.
The firm has received 488 reports of batteries overheating and expanding. About 140 of those reports involved the swelling of the battery pack, causing its plastic casing to open or come off. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled monitors and contact the company to receive a full refund.
For more information, consumers can reach Lorex at (844) 265-7388.