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Recall: Playtex electric breast pumps can shock mothers during use

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(WJLA) -- Playtex announced Wednesday it is voluntarily recalling certain AC/DC power adapters that are used with one of its breast pumps because it could give mothers an electrical shock while they are pumping milk.

Playtex said the casing on some AC/DC power adapters used with its Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump may become loose and separate, resulting in a potential for electrical shock.

No injuries have been reported to date, according to a statement issued by Playtex.

"Consumer safety is a primary objective of Playtex and we are taking this action out of an abundance of caution," the company's statement read.

The affected adapters were manufactured between November 2012 and July 2013.

The product can be identified by product serial numbers that begin with numbers between P12324 through P13205.

Alternatively, the product can be identified by adapter production codes that fall between 1241 and 1324. The adapters were sold along with the Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump, and were not sold separately.

The Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump was sold at nationwide, specialty and online retailers. 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 1-888-207-1429 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.

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