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March 20 10:07 AM

Playtex issuing recall of electric breast pump


Playtex Manufacturing, Inc. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of certain AC/DC power adapters that are used with the Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump. The casing on some adapters may become loose and separate, resulting in a potential for electric shock.

The affected adapters were manufactured from November 2012 through July 2013. The product can be identified by product serial number (P12324-XXXX through P13205-XXXX). Alternatively, the product can be identified by adapter production code (1241 through 1324). The adapters were sold along with the Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump. The adapters were not sold separately.

BACKGROUND: The Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump was sold nationwide at specialty and online retailers.

RECOMMENDATION: Playtex is notifying its retail partners to return any remaining products with affected AC/DC adapters. Consumers who have purchased an affected product should contact Playtex for a replacement by calling 1-888-207-1492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.playtexproducts.com. Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the adapter if it shows signs of separating.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
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