Apple® today announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters
designed for use primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United
Kingdom. In very rare cases, affected Apple three-prong wall plug
adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.
These wall plug adapters shipped with Mac® and certain iOS devices
between 2003 and 2010 and were also included in the Apple World Travel
Adapter Kit. Apple is aware of six incidents worldwide.
The recall does not affect any Apple USB power adapters.
Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to
stop using affected plug adapters. Customers should visit www.apple.com/support/three-prong-ac-wall-plug-adapter/
for details about how to exchange them for new adapters.
An affected three-prong plug adapter is white, with no letters on the
inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter. See
website for more details and images to identify an affected adapter.
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