October 28, 1997
Release # 98-019
|CPSC: Yolanda Fultz-Morris
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219
CPSC, Safety 1st Announce Recall of Nursery
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st of
Chestnut Hill, Mass., is recalling about 25,000 batteries sold with their nursery
monitors. The dry cell battery can rupture and irritate the skin.
Safety 1st has received 76 reports of batteries rupturing. One consumer reported
discomfort and swelling when the battery ruptured in her hand.
The batteries are sold with the model 49226 Safety 1st nursery monitor. The monitor comes
with a parent's unit (receiver) with charging stand, baby's unit (transmitter), AC adaptor
and battery. The receiver holds the battery and displays the date codes for the units
involved. These units have date codes between 00097 and 03097 imprinted on a white sticker
on the back of the receivers. The monitor is made of hard white and gray plastic and both
the receiver and transmitter are labeled "Safety 1st" and come with flexible
The monitors are packaged in a cardboard display box labeled in part, "Safety
1st...Rechargeable Monitor...Cordless...Model No. 49226."
Retail stores nationwide sold the monitors from June 1997 through August 1997 for between
$35 and $45.
Consumers should stop using the monitors immediately, and call Safety 1st at (800)
964-8489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday for instructions on returning
the recalled batteries and receiving replacement batteries.
This recall does not involve model 226 or model 49226A Safety 1st nursery monitors.
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