Hatch Baby Recalls Around 1 Million Power Adapters Due to Shock Hazard

The company also said it is “no longer sourcing power adapters” from China-based Jiangsu Chenyang Electron.
Hatch Baby Recalls Around 1 Million Power Adapters Due to Shock Hazard
Hatch Baby's Rest 1st Generation Sound Machine sold with recalled power adapter. (Courtesy of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Lorenz Duchamps

A California-based sleep device manufacturer has issued a recall involving almost a million power adapters because the machine’s plastic housing can detach, posing an electrical shock hazard to owners.

The recall notice for the Rest 1st Generation sound machines—an app-controlled system that emits white noise to calm babies and help them doze off—was posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website on July 3.

The Palo Alto-based Hatch Baby Inc. said it received 19 reports of the plastic housing covering the alternating current (AC) power adapter coming off, including two reports of consumers experiencing “a minor electrical shock.”

“The plastic housing surrounding the AC power adapter supplied with some Rest 1st Generation sound machines can come off when removing the adapter from the power outlet, leaving the power prongs exposed and posing a shock hazard to consumers,” the notice reads.

Nearly 920,000 units of the recalled product—which were manufactured in China—were sold both online and at stores nationwide, according to Hatch. Additionally, over 44,000 units were sold in Canada.

The product was sold online at Hatch and Amazon, as well as at Buybuy Baby, Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn Kids, and BestBuy stores across the country from January 2019 through September 2022; it continued to be sold on Amazon until May 2024. Prices ranged from between $60 and $200.

The recalled power adapters have model number CYAP05 050100U. They have a white rectangular plastic housing that plugs directly into the wall socket.

The model number, amps (1.0A), “Jiangsu Chenyang Electron Co. LTD,” and “Made in China” are printed in black near the prongs on the power adapter.

The company pointed out that the recalled power adapters were not sold separately.

How to Replace the Power Adapter

In a statement shared on Hatch’s website, the firm said it is no longer sourcing power adapters from China-based Jiangsu Chenyang Electron, noting “all current power adapter manufacturing partners have exceeded industry safety standards.”

Hatch has advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled product and contact them for a free replacement.

Customers are instructed to unplug and cut the cord on the recalled adapters, take a photo of the device showing the model number and the cut cord, upload the picture, and provide a name and mailing address to www.hatch.co/adapterrecall.

According to the CPSC’s notice, Hatch is also directly reaching out to registered owners of the recalled product.

Consumers can contact the company by phone Monday through Friday at (888) 918-4614 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, and via e-mail at [email protected] or online at www.hatch.co/adapterrecall.

Lorenz Duchamps is a news writer for NTD, The Epoch Times’ sister media, focusing primarily on the United States, world, and entertainment news.