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

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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