Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has just made an announcement and its intention to recall a wall plug adapter product which has been sold and used in the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The recall comes on the back of about six separate reports of electric shocks.
If you belong to one of those countries or have purchased Apple hardware in one, then there is a possibility that you may be in possession of one of the affected wall plug adapters if you are using the Apple product for a quite long time.
The offending item was sold and bundled with certain Macs, iPhones, iPods, and iPads as well as with the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit:
As you can be certain from that statement, Apple started selling and issuing these adapters 16-years ago, as it starts in 2003 and continued through until 2010. According to the statement, those who are using one of those adapters run the risk of electrical shock if the product breaks and continues to be in use.
Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program
Given for how long these adapters have been in general circulation for, and how many reported incidents there have been, the risk appears to be extremely low but certainly real enough that Apple deems it necessary to put this recall in place.
In order to provide more assistance, Apple is potentially affected customers to a dedicated “Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program” support page to provide more information, it specifies that “customer safety” is the top priority of the company. This recall is voluntary with Apple stipulating that it would like customers to stop using the hardware. If you think you may have been affected, then you need to visit the page above for more information and next steps.
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