By Claire Reilly
The ACCC has issued a recall for power adaptors for a baby monitor sold exclusively through Aldi, due to the risk of electric shock.
The two power adaptors sold with the Cocoon Baby Monitor (Baby Monitor item number BM40010, Adaptor model number BX-0500500, two adaptors per box) were recalled because “the power adaptor may pull apart when the customer removes it from a socket outlet, exposing live wires,” according to a release from the ACCC.
“If the wires are touched while the unit is plugged in to an outlet there is a risk of electric shock."
The Adaptors and Baby Monitor were distributed by Winplus Australasia and were sold at Aldi stores in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria from 7 November 2012 to 27 March 2013.
Although consumers may still use the baby monitors with non-rechargeable batteries, customers are advised to cease using the adaptors and contact Winplus Australasia for replacement power adaptors.
Further information is available through Winplus Australasia Pty Ltd on 1300 663 907 from 9.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (within Australia), on +613 8727 7600 (from outside Australia) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The packaging for the Cocoon baby monitor, sold through Aldi.
The power adaptors can be identifed by the model number displayed above the power cord.