Philips Personal Health recalls 30,000 video baby monitors

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The lithium-ion batteries in the parent unit monitors can overheat

Philips Personal Health of Stamford, Conn., is recalling about 30,000 Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the parent unit monitors can overheat during charging, posing a risk of burns and property damage.

The firm has received 23 reports of monitors overheating in Europe, including seven reports of minor injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S.

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 models are 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.

The baby monitors, manufactured in China, were 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.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Digital Video Baby Monitors and contact Philips Avent for a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Philips Avent toll-free at (833) 276-5311 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Sundays, or online at www.philips.com/video-babymonitor-recall for more information

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