More than 12,000 Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors, sold nationwide at Walmart and online with Amazon, have been recalled because the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the parent unit monitors can overheat during charging, posing a risk of burns and property damage.
Philips has received 23 reports of Philips Avent video baby monitors overheating in Europe, including seven reports of minor injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.
This recall involves Philips Avent video baby monitors used to remotely monitor infants. They consist of a Baby Unit (camera) and a Parent Unit (monitor) pair. The monitor has a 3.5-inch color screen. The recalled baby monitors include models SCD630 and SCD843 only, manufactured between March 2016 and December 2019. The model numbers and production date codes, in day-month-year format, are located on the bottom of the Parent Unit. The monitors and camera are white. Philips Avent is printed on the front.
Sold online at ToysRUs.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Jet.com, and https://www.usa.philips.com/ from March 2016 through January 2020 for between $120 and $200.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Digital Video Baby Monitors and contact Philips Avent for a free replacement.
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