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Baby Video Monitor Lets Neighbors|Snoop On One Another, Class Claims

(CN) - Toys R Us sells a "Summer Day and Night Video Monitor" that can be used to spy on the baby next door, according to a class action in Cook County Court. An Illinois man says he and his neighbor both bought one of the video baby monitors and found out they could each see and hear the other's baby.

"This gives rise to serious safety and privacy concerns for consumers who have unwittingly purchased and are using the monitors believing that in doing so, their children and household members are safe and in the privacy of their home when, in fact, by virtue of the monitors' capabilities, they are not," according to the complaint. Lead plaintiff Wes Denkov says neither the manufacturer, Providence, R.I.-based Summer Infant, nor Babies R Us or Toys R Us warns about this.

Denkov says that when he tried to get his money back, Summer Infant told him to buy a more expensive model and refused to refund his $100.

Denkov wants his money back, plus class damages for negligence, unjust enrichment, unfair and deceptive trade and breach of implied warranty. He also wants the companies enjoined from selling the monitors without "adequate warning."

He is represented by Nicole Auerbach of the Valorem Law Group.

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