Baby Monitors Recalled, May Overheat

Circus World is recalling about 800 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors due to overheating hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Wiring in the Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers. To date, Circus World Displays has received two reports of the camera portion of the monitors overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported.

The Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors were manufactured in China and distributed by Circus World Displays Limited (CWD), of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. 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.” The item is seven inches tall and includes a stand/base. The camera is all white, is about five inches tall, and is attached to a 3 ½-inch long white base. The camera can rotate and swivel in various directions; the camera and receiver each has its own A/C adapter.

The recalled Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors were sold for about $200 at BB Buggy and Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using and return the recalled Levana Wireless Video 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 telephone number in the package and mail it to: Circus World Displays Ltd, Attention: Adam Crysler, Dealer Returns Specialist, 60 Industrial Parkway Suite Z64, Cheektowaga, New York, 14227.

Circus World Displays can be reached toll-free at (866) 946-7828 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; by email at support@svat.com; or on the firm’s website at www.mylevana.com.

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