Detachable power plugs for Medela breast pumps Recall

05 October 2016

Risk

Risk of electric shock. Medela state that:

"This replacement program is in response to few isolated reports in which a detachable power plug allegedly broke apart and the respective user experienced an electric shock. If users apply a certain level of force while removing affected detachable power plugs from UK sockets, the detachable power plugs might break apart, potentially exposing live parts"

Description

UK detachable power plugs supplied with Swing Maxi, Swing and Freestyle Medela breast pumps. See image for details.

What To Do

If you have an affected product stop using it immediately.

Medela has issued the following advice:

As a precautionary measure, Medela asks customers to comply with the following:

  1. While removing an affected power supply adapter for UK sockets, please remove the plug slowly and deliberately, apply as little force as possible, and handle the whole adapter with utmost attention and caution. If you apply a certain level of force, an affected detachable power plug might break apart.
     
  2. If the detachable power plug breaks, turn off the power source before removing it from the wall. Remove the detachable power plug from the power socket and do not use it before a replacement is sent to you.
     
  3. You may use the breast pumps Swing and Swing Maxi with batteries instead of the affected power supply adapter.
     
  4. If you have an affected detachable power plug for UK sockets, please contact Medela immediately. You will receive a free-of-charge replacement as soon as possible. In doing so, please use the registration form.

Electrical Safety First recommends that anyone who discovers they have an electrical item that has been recalled should stop using it until it has been checked by the manufacturer.

Model numbers

Product numbers Swing maxi 

200.4726, 040.0005, 040.0007, 040.0010, 040.0014, 040.0015, 040.0016, 040.0019, 040.0024

Product numbers Freestyle

042.0009, 042.0011, 042.0013, 042.0013 01, 042.0015, 099.0272, 099.0274

Product numbers Swing

200.4730, 030.0030, 030.0032, 030.0035, 030.0039, 030.0039 01, 030.0043, 030.0044, 030.0048, 030.0052, 030.0056, 030.0057, 099.0017

Recall date 05 Oct 2016
Categories Health & Beauty, Other
Brands Medela