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Hong Kong Issues Warning of Electric Shock With Medela Breast Pump

Oct. 7, 2016

Hong Kong’s Department of Health issued a warning that Medela breast pumps with detachable power plugs have been associated with the risk of electrical shock.

The alert covers the UK (Type G) detachable power plugs of three models of Medela breast pumps.

The manufacturer is launching a voluntary replacement program for the detachable power plugs, which connect to a power supply base. Since June 2012, the manufacturer has marketed both breast pump systems and replacement power supplies (with enclosed plug adapters). The Medela breast pumps with affected detachable power plugs are Swing Maxi, Swing and Freestyle. — Tamra Sami

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