Thousands of Lorex Care ‘N’ Share baby monitors sold in the United States and Canada have been recalled due to the batteries used in them being a burn hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. CPSC officials said that 26,000 of these units have been sold in the United States, while an additional 8,000 were sold in Canada.
These baby monitors, which were sold for $60-$140 in bundles with cameras were sold at Babies “R” Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, Walmart and online at www.amazon.com andwww.lorextechnology.com from May 2013 through April 2016.
Models affected by this recall include 3.5” and 4.3” monitors with the model numbers of WL3520, WL4320 or WL3401. Model numbers can be located on a sticker on the back panel of the monitors. The blue lithium polymer battery, which measures around 4” tall by 5” wide have been the cause of 488 reports, where overheating and expanding was reported. An additional 140 reports were made indicating that the swelling of the battery pack caused the plastic casing to open or come off.
No injuries have been reported to date but consumers are told to immediately stop the use of the product and contact Lorex for a full refund.
Lorex toll-free at 844-265-7388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lorextechnology.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.
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