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Thousands of video baby monitors recalled

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Video baby monitors sold by a Canadian company are being recalled due to a burn hazard.

Lorex Care 'N' Share baby monitors can overheat, swell, expand and cause the battery cover to come off. That can expose the hot batteries, which is what poses the burn hazard, according to the company.

The battery is blue lithium polymer that measures about 4 inches tall by 5 inches wide.

The recall involves about 26,000 units in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada.

The were sold from May 2013 to April 2016 at Babies “R” Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, Walmart and online at Amazon.com and on Lorex's website.

The cost ranged from $60 to $140.

They include the following models:

  • BB3521
  • LB311
  • BB3525
  • BB35X
  • LB315
  • LB325X
  • BB352
  • BB3525PK22B
  • BB4321T
  • BB4325X
  • LW3451
  • LW3451X

For photos of the models, click here.

The model numbers include WL3520, WL4320 and WL3401.

The numbers are printed on the back panel of the monitors.

They were sold in bundles with cameras.

The monitors have a white plastic back and either a white or black border. “LOREX” or “The Lorex Baby” is printed below the monitor screen, according to the company's website.

Lorex said it received 488 reports of batteries overheating and about 140 of those involved a swelling battery pack that caused the case to open.

No injuries were reported.

Customers can call the company for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Lorex toll free at 844-265-7388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

For more information, check out the company's website here.

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