Apple is recalling more than 800,000 three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the World…
Apple is recalling more than 800,000 three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the World Travel Adapter Kit due to a risk of electric shock, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
These units were sold at Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide, and online at Apple.com from January 2003through January 2015 for about $30.
It seems the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk.
Apple has received six reports from other countries of wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks, including two reports of consumers who were medically evaluated and released without need for further medical treatment.
No reports of incidents or injuries were reported by U.S. consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plug adapters and contact Apple for free replacement adapters.
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.
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.