The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice for the Lorex Care 'N' Share video baby monitor, which can apparently heat up and cause burns.
The problem lies with the video monitor's batteries, which can overheat, swell, and expand, forcing the battery cover to open up or come off. The exposed hot batteries then pose a burn risk to both parents and kids.
Nearly 500 people reported the problem to the company, but luckily, no one has been injured so far. In order to remedy the problem, Lorex is now recalling about 26,000 of the units—orgininally sold at Babies 'R' Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, Walmart, and on Amazon.com in bundles with cameras.
If you have a Lorex baby monitor in your home, here's what to look for:
Each model has a white plastic back and either a white or black border, with the words "LOREX" or "The Lorex Baby" printed below the screen. They each contain a blue lithium polymer battery and measure about 4 inches tall by 5 inches wide.
Model numbers included in the recall are: WL3520, WL4320, and WL3401, so be sure to look on the back panel of your device where the number is printed, in order to determine if yours is one of them.
If it is, stop using the monitor immediately and call Lorex at 844-265-7388 for a full refund. You can also contact the company through its website at lorextechnology.com.