Infants and toddlers are very vulnerable to many potential accident scenarios that could lead to an injury. This is why Las Vegas-area parents do everything in their power to buy only child-safe toys, “baby-proof” their homes, and keep dangerous objects away from their kids. But there’s something else to worry about: defective, hazardous baby monitors.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of a certain brand of baby monitors because some of them have reportedly overheated and started smoking. The recalled product is made by Circus World Displays Limited based in Niagara Falls, Canada. The name of the product is the Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors with a model number of LV-TW300.
About 800 of these video baby monitors were sold between February and May of 2010 at Health and Safety and BB Buggy retailers in Canada, but Nevadans were able to purchase these products via the Internet.
The problem is reportedly in the camera’s wiring, which is susceptible to overheating and can emit smoke, causing a burning hazard. Anyone who bought these video baby monitors should stop using them and return them to Circus World Displays for a full refund.
If you should discover that your baby monitor or any other product is defective and it subsequently causes your child to suffer a serious injury, consult with an attorney to discuss your legal options.