Apple Announces Voluntary Recall of Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter

Marco Green
April 28, 2019

Apple has announced a voluntary recall of some of its wall plug adapters.

Apple has announced a recall of United Kingdom plug adapters after confirming that they can break and cause electrical shock.

Norfolk County Council trading standards posted the warning on its Facebook page on Friday morning.

The three pronged plugs sold between 2003 and 2010 with Apple's Mac computers and mobile devices are the ones affected by the recall.

However, the programme does not apply to Apple USB power adapters.

For more information visit the Apple website.

Six incidents involving these adapters have been reported worldwide, according to the company, which explains that shoddy fixtures may break and expose electrified metal parts. Two types of the affected plugs were shipped in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.

This is a voluntary recall so you are under no compulsion to get your three-prong AC adapter replaced by Apple.

"In very rare cases, affected Apple three-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched", it added. The new safe adapters are white with grey on the inside portion that attaches to the power adapter.

An affected three-prong plug adapter is white, with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter.

They also have a dimple on the side making them easier to unplug. Owners of at-risk plugs can exchange their adaptors at an Apple store or authorised Apple service provider for free.

Apple said at the time that they were sold over twelve years after some were found to cause a risk of electrical shock.

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