Lorex video baby monitors recalled; batteries may overheat, posing burn hazard

Lorex video baby monitors recalled; batteries may overheat, posing burn hazard
Posted at 12:03 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 12:56:22-04


More than 30,000 video baby monitors are being recalled because the batteries may overheat, posing a burn hazard.

The recall involves Lorex Care 'N' Share video baby monitors.

The model numbers included in the recall are WL3520, WL4320 and WL3401. The model numbers are printed on the back panel of the monitor.

The monitors were sold in bundles with cameras and contain a blue lithium polymer battery and measure about 4 inches tall by 5 inches wide. 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.

The video monitor's batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received 488 reports of batteries overheating and expanding; about 140 reports involved the swelling of the battery pack, causing its plastic casing to open or come off.

No injuries have been reported.

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

The recall affects about 26,000 devices in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada.

For more information, contact Lorex toll-free at 844-265-7388 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at; click on "Lorex Baby monitor safety alert and recall" for more information.