August 12, 2010

Voluntary recall of Levana wireless video baby monitors indicates potentially serious fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors due to potential a fire hazard. The commission said that the recall involves 800 units distributed by Circus World Displays Limited (CWD) of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The wiring in the baby monitor camera can potentially overheat and emit smoke, posing both a fire and burn risk.

Circus World Displays has received two incident reports of the camera portion overheating and smoking. 

The recalled model is Levana wireless baby monitor, model no. LV-TW300.  "The receiver front is white and green with six round buttons and the printed word "Levana" displayed.  The units were sold at BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010, selling for about $200.  Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the monitor and return to CWD for a refund or replacement.

The CPSC explicitly states, "Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed" and further emphasize that "it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product."

For more information on the baby monitor recall and photographs of the product, visit the following website: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10318.html.

Motley Rice attorneys advocate for the improved health and welfare of consumers, fight against manufacturers of defective or dangerous consumer products and work to promote changes in safety standards. If you or someone you know has received injuries due to the recently recalled Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitor, contact  Anne Kearse or Kevin Dean via email or call                +1 800.768.4026.