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Apple recalls adapters over ‘electrical shock’ risk – are you affected?


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The bane of consumers and manufacturers everywhere: the dreaded product recall.

Apple has announced a mass recall of AC wall plug adapters.

The recall targets two-prong wall plug adapters sold in select regions.

According to Apple, affected adapters “may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched”.

Apple says it is currently aware of at least 12 incidents relating to the chargers worldwide.

The plug adapters in question were designed for use in the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Continental Europe
  • New Zealand
  • South Korea

The adapters were shipped with Mac and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2015. They were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

If you’re concerned you might be using one of the adapters in question, check out Apple’s wall plug identification guide.

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“Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge,” the company explains.

Apple adds that other wall plug adapters – including those designed for the USA, the UK, China, and Japan – are not affected by the recall.

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January 29, 2016, 6:12 am

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January 29, 2016, 9:12 am

Interesting that they waited until after their quarterly report to do this recall.


January 29, 2016, 10:26 am

Thank you for informing us


January 31, 2016, 2:29 am

"Voluntarily" fixing an electrical deathtrap which has existed since before half their customers were born.

Wow, thanks guys. What a great company.

Stuart King

January 31, 2016, 10:29 am

Microsoft also recalled their power supplues for Surfaces this week. Two of mine have pulled apart already, exposing the metal inside.


January 31, 2016, 11:04 am

Why didn't they wait a decade before fessing up? Apparently it's the cool thing to do.

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