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Apple recalls three-prong wall plug adapters

The adapters can break and expose the metal portion posing a shock risk

Photo source: CPSC
Apple Inc., of Cupertino, Calif., is recalling about 895,000 Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk.

The firm 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 incidents or injuries were reported by U.S. consumers.

This recall involves three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit sold before February 2015.

The kits contain three-prong and two-prong AC wall plug adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide.

The recalled adapters were made for use primarily in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong and were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices.

The recalled three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter.

Redesigned adapters are white with gray on the inside portion that attaches to the power adapter.

The adapters, manufactured in China, were sold at Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide, and online at from January 2003, through January 2015, for about $30.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plug adapters and contact Apple for free replacement adapters.

Consumers may contact Apple at (800) 275-2273 anytime, or online at, click on “Support” at the top of the page, then click on “Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program” at the bottom of the page.

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