Tuesday 25 October 2016

Apple recalling some wall plug adapters because of electric shock risk

Published 28/01/2016 | 15:23

Apple is recalling some wall plug adapters because of a risk of electrical shock.

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The tech giant today announced the recall for AC wall plug adapters designed for use in "continental Europe" as well as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Korea.

"In very rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched," said Apple in a statement. "These wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2015 and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple is aware of 12 incidents worldwide."

Apple says that the recall doesn't affect wall plug adapters designed for Ireland, Britain, the US "or any Apple USB power adapters".

"Customers should visit http://www.apple.com/ie/support/ac-wallplug-adapter/ for details about how to exchange the affected adapters for new, redesigned ones," said the company.



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