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Apple recalls specific AC adapters, offers exchanges

Some of Apple's adapters causing shocks, free exchange program started.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jan 28 2016 6:04 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Some of Apple's AC adapters have been found "in very rare cases" to break and then cause electrical shock when touched. Consequently, they've recalled them and offered up a free exchange program.

Apple recalls specific AC adapters, offers exchanges | TweakTown.com

The adapters in question are two prong devices intended to be used in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil. They shipped with Macs, some iOS devices, and the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Adapters with a 4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attached to an Apple power adapter are affected, whereas those with a country code are not, as seen in the image below.

For further help on identifying if yours is affected, hit the source. There you can also set up a refund.

NEWS SOURCE:apple.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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