In 2016 Medela issued a Voluntary Product Recall of the detachable wall plug AC power adapter for Medela Swing, Swing Maxi, Swing Essentials, Swing Premium and Freestyle Breast pumps.
Medela are issuing a reminder to all parents who may have missed the initial recall in 2016. Parents that missed swapping over the AC adapter due to breast pumps being stored away between babies, can still do this.
Please Note: this is NOT a new product recall, but a reminder of the 2016 recall.
Any breast pumps purchased after October 2016 are not part of this recall and are completely safe to use.
You can read the full details of the recall here.
If your product does not contain a white dot or etched markings you will need to return it to Medela Australia.
Replacement adapters can be arranged by consumers registering their details at www.medela.com.au or by calling Medela Australia Customer Service on 1800 787 345 (9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday). Consumers can also email [email protected]
Breast pumps can continue to be used with battery power only. The adapter, cord and breast pumps themselves are not affected by this issue.
The product has been sold at Baby Bunting, Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, Chemist Warehouse and independent pharmacies and retailers. Baby Bunting and Toys ‘R’ Us were exclusive sellers of the Swing Essentials and Swing Premium products, between July 2009 and August 10th, 2016.
You can register for a replacement adaptor on the Medela website. Once registered, Medela will send you a new adaptor and a reply-paid envelope for you to return your old adaptor.