NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
|Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 946-7828
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Circus World Recalls Wireless Video Baby Monitors Due to Overheating Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors
Units: About 800
Distributor: Circus World Displays Limited (CWD), of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Hazard: Wiring in the baby monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Circus World Displays has received two reports of the camera portion of the monitors overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Levana wireless baby monitors with model number LV-TW300. The receiver front is white and green with six round buttons and the printed word "Levana". It is 7 inches tall and includes a stand/base. The camera is all white, about 5 inches tall and is attached to a 3 1/2 inch long white base. The camera can rotate and swivel in various directions. The camera and receiver each has its own A/C adapter.
Sold at: BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and return the baby monitor directly to CWD for a refund or replacement with a different model. When returning, please include the entire product, your complete name, mailing address and phone number in the package and mail to Circus World Displays Ltd, Attention: Adam Crysler, Dealer Returns Specialist, 60 Industrial Parkway Suite Z64, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Circus World Displays toll-free at (866) 946-7828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at [email protected]or on the firm's website at www.mylevana.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
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