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Philips Avent digital video baby monitors recalled over fire risk

Batteries on some Philips video baby monitors could catch fire

Philips has issued a voluntary recall of its Avent digital video baby monitors in the SCD620 series, produced between January 2016 and March 2018.

It has identified that the battery in the parent unit could overheat while plugged in, posing a potential fire hazard.

Philips is asking customers to stop using the affected baby monitors, which can be identified by their serial number. The products being recalled are:

  • SCD620/79
  • SCD620/78
  • SCD620/93
  • SCD620/52
  • SCD620/26
  • SCD620/05
  • SCD620/01

How to check if your baby monitor is affected

1. Check the product type number, which is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the parent unit. Only monitors with the number SCD620 are affected.

2. Check the serial number, which is printed on a separate sticker on the bottom of the parent unit. Affected devices have serial numbers that start with the following four digits:

  • TM5A
  • TM5B
  • TM5C

If the serial number starts with one of the above, go to the Philips website and type in the full serial number. This will confirm whether your baby monitor is affected by the recall.

What to do if you have a recalled baby monitor

If your baby monitor has been recalled, Philips advises unplugging it and letting the battery discharge, before disposing of it at your local recycling centre.

You can register for a free replacement on the Philips website.

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