Sniglar crib, Summer Infant video monitor subject to recall notices in Canada

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TORONTO — Health Canada distributed recall notices Thursday for several baby-related items, including a crib, video baby monitors and some rechargeable batteries sold with certain video monitors.

The Sniglar full-sized crib with fixed sides is the subject of a joint recall by Ikea, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The model number 60091931 is printed on a label attached to the mattress support.

The notice says four bolts that secure the mattress support on the recalled cribs may not be long enough and can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse.

Neither Health Canada nor Ikea has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the product.

If the mattress support bolts extend through the nut, the bolts are the proper length and the crib is not included in the recall.

Consumers can return the Sniglar crib to Ikea for a full refund or order a repair kit at 1-800-661-9807 or through the Ikea website.

About 6,000 of the recalled cribs were sold at Ikea stores in Canada.

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Health Canada also warned Thursday of a recall of all models of Summer Infant video baby monitors with electrical cords.

It said the cords present a potential strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib, and that caregivers should never place these monitors or other corded cameras within one metre of a crib.

The company has received two reports of strangulation deaths and one near strangulation incident in the United States in the past year.

The purpose of the recall is to provide new warning labels to be affixed to the product and safe installation instructions for all models of Summer Infant video baby monitors with electrical cords.

About 58,000 of the recalled products were sold at Sears Canada, The Bay, Zellers, Toys R Us and various other specialty retailers across Canada. They were made in China and sold from May 2003 to February 2011.

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Health Canada also issued a recall on rechargeable batteries which are unmarked, or marked with MP or BK, and sold with certain Summer Infant Slim and Secure Video Monitors.

The video monitor is sold in either silver and white with the model number 02800 and 02804; or pink and white with the model number 02805.

The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Summer Infant has received five reports in the United States of ruptured batteries, including three incidents of minor property damage. No incidents have been reported in Canada.

Batteries that are marked TCL are not included in the recall.

Consumers should stop using the video baby monitors with the recalled batteries and contact Summer Infant to receive a postage-paid envelope to return the defective battery in exchange for a free replacement battery. The monitor can still be used on AC power with the power cord.

About 1,200 of the recalled products were sold at Babies R Us and other specialty stores from October 2009 to May 2010.

Organizations: Summer Infant, Health Canada, Ikea Sears Canada Zellers Toys R Us Babies R Us

Geographic location: Canada, TORONTO, United States China Canada.Batteries

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