Safety alert: Summer Infant baby monitor batteriesProblem with video baby monitor batteries

09 May 2014

Summer Infant has discovered that batteries are overheating in some of its video monitors. Find out if your baby monitor is affected and how to get a replacement.

Some models of the Summer Infant Baby Touch are affected

The rechargeable batteries affected are found in the portable parent unit of the video baby monitor. The batteries can overheat and rupture in some cases, and could potentially cause burns. 

The baby unit with the camera, likely to be in your baby’s bedroom, is not affected.

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Summer Infant baby monitors affected

Not all of Summer Infant’s video monitors are affected and it’s only certain battery serial numbers that have the potential problem.

The affected models are:

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Where to find the serial number on the battery

  • Secure Sight (model number: 02041U)
  • Baby Zoom (model number 20021U)
  • Baby Zoom Plus (model number 28466)
  • Slim and Secure (model number 02801U)
  • Slim and Secure Plus (model number 28456)
  • Baby Touch (model number 02001U)
  • Baby Touch Plus (model number 28526)
  • Complete Coverage Plus (model number 28516)

Of these models, affected batteries will have one of the following serial numbers:

  • S/N:JNS150A
  • S/N:JNS150-BA
  • S/N:JNN-S150A
  • S/N:JNS150-BB
  • S/N:JNN-S150B
  • S/N:JNS150-BC
  • S/N:JNN-S150C

To see whether your batteries are affected you will need to open the parent unit's battery compartment and check the serial number on the battery.

If your battery is affected, remove it from the parent unit. You can continue to use the baby monitor using the AC mains power adaptor.

You can order a replacement battery by contacting Summer Infant Customer Services on 01442 505000 and selecting option 1, or by sending an email to

No audio monitors in the range are affected.

Baby monitor reviews

We’ve reviewed many popular baby monitors from big brands like Tomy, Fisher Price, BT and Motorola. Our thorough testing means you can feel confident in choosing the best monitor for your baby and includes:

  • safety and durability tests, such as dropping the baby monitor from a two metre height   
  • checking the range of the baby monitor in several different scenarios as well as the potential for interference from other devices
  • battery life tests, so you know how long you can leave the parent unit unplugged and still be confident in being able to see and/or hear your baby

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