Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors Recalled by Philips Personal Health Due to Burn Hazard
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 baby monitors include models 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.
Potential Risks or Issues
The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the Parent Unit monitors can overheat during charging, posing a risk of burns and property damage.
Has Anyone Been Injured?
Philips has received 23 reports of Philips Avent video baby monitors overheating in Europe, including seven reports of minor injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.
About the Recall
This recall was initiated by Philips Personal Health due to a burn hazard posed by the video baby monitors. The rechargeable batteries in the Parent Unit monitors can overheat during charging, which can result in burns and property damage.
Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product
How Many Units Are Affected?
About 12,850 units of the Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors are affected by this recall.
Affected Batch/Date Range
The recalled baby monitors were manufactured between March 2016 and December 2019.
Who is the Distributor(s)?
The distributor of the recalled Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors is Philips Personal Health, a division of Philips North America, located in Stamford, Connecticut.
Places Where Recalled Product was Sold
- Sold online at ToysRUs.com
- Sold online at Amazon.com
- Sold online at Walmart.com
- Sold online at Jet.com
- Sold online at https://www.usa.philips.com/
The products were sold from March 2016 through January 2020 for between $120 and $200.
Where was This Manufactured?
The recalled Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors were manufactured in China.
Actions for Consumers
Consumers who own the affected Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors should immediately stop using them and contact Philips Avent for a free replacement.
Consumers can contact Philips Avent online at www.philips.com/video-babymonitor-recall or www.philips.com/avent and click on the banner stating “Important safety recall information about voluntary replacement action Philips Avent Baby Monitors” at the top of the page for more information. Consumers can also call the toll-free number 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.
For additional information about the recall, consumers can visit the official recall page provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Philips-Avent-Digital-Video-Baby-Monitors-Recalled-by-Philips-Personal-Health-Due-to-Burn-Hazard
This recall is being conducted in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?
To protect yourself from falling victim to this recall, check if you own the Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors with model numbers SCD630 or SCD843. If you do, immediately stop using the monitors and contact Philips Avent for a free replacement.
It is crucial for parents and caregivers to be aware of recalls, especially when it involves products related to infant safety. By staying informed and taking appropriate actions, we can ensure the well-being of our little ones.