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Apple recalls international wall adapters due to electric shock risk

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jun 05, 2019

Apple is recalling 814,000 wall adapters because they can break and pose an electric shock risk.

The recall involves three-prong AC wall adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. The kits contain three-prong and two-prong AC wall plug adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide.

The recalled adapters were made for use primarily in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong and were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices. They were sold online and in electronic stores nationwide from January 2003 through January 2015.

The recalled three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. Redesigned adapters are white with gray on the inside portion that attaches to the power adapter.

Consumers with the adapters should immediately stop using them and contact Apple for a free replacement.

Apple has gotten six reports from other countries of wall plug adapters breaking and consumers being shocked. No reports of incidents or injuries were reported by U.S. consumers.

You can contact Apple at 800-275-2273 anytime, or online at www.apple.com, click on Support and then click on Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program at the bottom of the page.

To read the full recall, click here.