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Apple Recalls Some International Wall Adapters Due to Risk of Electrical Shock

Apple today issued a voluntary recall for certain two-prong AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea, due to the risk of electrical shock if touched in very rare cases. Apple has also advised customers to stop using affected plug adapters.

Apple-Recalled-Wall-Adapters
Apple is offering a new, redesigned adapter for free to affected customers.
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 recalled wall plug adapters shipped with Macs and some iOS devices sold between 2003 and 2015, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple says an affected wall plug adapter has 4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to a power adapter.

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Affected adapter prong types

Redesigned adapters have a 3-letter regional code in the slot, such as EUR, KOR, AUS, ARG or BRA. Apple says other wall plug adapters, including those designed for the U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the U.K., and Apple USB power adapters, are not affected by this program.

Apple's AC Wall Plug Adapter Exchange Program provides instructions on how to identify your wall adapter and initiate the exchange process.

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21 weeks ago

Further proof the 3 Pin UK plug system is best.


As caltrops, yes... ;-)
Rating: 17 Votes
21 weeks ago

Why?


Watch this and you'll see why.

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Rating: 12 Votes
21 weeks ago
People are just touching it wrong

"due to the risk of electrical shock ('https://discussions.apple.com/message/29543301') if touched in very rare cases."

CUTE ... is this Apple downplaying it or MR?

Can't be all that rare, if there's a recall.


People are just touching it wrong
Rating: 7 Votes
21 weeks ago

Shocking news.

I would have thought you were half a million times better than that, Pat.
Rating: 6 Votes
21 weeks ago



Can't be all that rare, if there's a recall.

Even if only one person was injured by a defective product, a recall is warranted, as certainly more will be injured. I can't believe you think that 100's must die or be injured to warrant a change.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 weeks ago

Further proof the 3 Pin UK plug system is best.

Why?
Rating: 5 Votes
21 weeks ago

Further proof the 3 Pin UK plug system is best.

If only Apple could make them fit properly, has anyone ever tried getting a UK Apple plug out of the socket? Do it and your crowned king of England.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago

Further proof the 3 Pin UK plug system is best.


And, we should all drive on the left!
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago
Further proof the 3 Pin UK plug system is best.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago
Pretty shocking news...





You're the worst audience I've ever had.
Rating: 3 Votes

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