A statement was issued earlier in April. Charging devices for iPhone, iPad and Mac are being recalled in Australia over fears they can give users elec
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A statement was issued earlier in April.
Charging devices for iPhone, iPad and Mac are being recalled in Australia over fears they can give users electric shocks. According to Daily Mail, Product Safety Australia confirmed reports of voluntarily recalling three-prong AC wall plug adapters sold between 2003 and 2015.
Apple confirmed the adapters break in ‘very rare cases’ and expose internal electrical components which can give users an electric shock.
The chargers are compatible with charging ports in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong and allow Mac and iOS device chargers to be modified for use internationally. The affected three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white, with no letters in the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter, the ACCC reported.
Apple said in a statement: “New plug adapters are white with grey on the inside portion where it attaches to the power adapter and are not affected by this issue.”
Consumers can replace their current adapters at an Apple store or contacting Apple Support to receive a replacement by mail.
The full statement (issued in April):
‘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 apple.com/au/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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