Apple warns some iPhone adapters in Europe pose a safety risk

Apple says that some USB adapters it sold in Europe and other countries pose a safety risk and is replacing them at no cost.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Fri, Jun 13 2014 12:10 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Apple is working iPhone users in Europe that some of the USB adapters could pose a safety risk. Apple has found that some of its USB adapters that shipped bundled with iPhones and were sold separately could overheat leading to a safety risk. The adapters shipped in Europe with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S.

Apple warns some iPhone adapters in Europe pose a safety risk | TweakTown.com

These adapters were sold from October 2009 until September 2012. The affected adapters have model A1300 printed on the on the bottom of the unit. You can see an example in the image above.

Apple will replace the potentially defective adapters free to affected users. Those near an Apple retail store can get replacements there. Apple is also offering refunds for users who paid for these adapters.

NEWS SOURCE:9to5mac.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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