Lorex baby monitors, which are sold online through Amazon.com and at retail stores across the United States, were recently recalled due to a burn hazard.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the product recall of approximately 34,000 Lorex video baby monitors that were sold between May 2013 and April 2016 in the U.S. and Canada. The product models affected by the recall include the WL3520, WL4320, and WL3401 models of Lorex video baby monitors. These particular models were sold both over the Internet and at stores like B&H, Babies “R” Us, Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart.
The recall was necessitated by the discovery that the product batteries can potentially ignite a fire and present serious burn hazards to consumers.
To date, there have been nearly 500 reports of batteries in the Lorex baby monitors becoming overheated and subsequently expanding. Moreover, 140 consumers have notified Lorex that the swelling of the video monitor battery packs caused the protective casing on the exterior of the batteries to fall off, exposing babies to dangerous health risks.
Despite the high number of consumers reporting defective battery packs in the Lorex baby monitors, there have not yet been any reports of injuries being caused by the dangerous products.
Anyone who has purchased one of the affected monitors can return them to the store for a full refund. Under no circumstances should anyone continue to use a recalled baby monitor.
Although the CPSC is providing guidance on the recall, it is important to note that the recall was issued voluntarily by Lorex. The voluntary nature of the recall could be part of a proactive effort on the part of the company to avoid potential product liability lawsuits down the road in the event that a consumer, or the consumer’s child, gets injured by a defective baby monitor.
For more information about this product recall, view the NBCBayArea.com article, “Lorex Video Baby Monitors Recalled over Burn Fears.”
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