Apple issues rare recall for some power adapters

Recalled Apple power adapter
This recalled power adapter could cause an electrical shock if touched. (Apple)

CUPERTINO, CA (KSN) — Apple is voluntarily recalling millions of power adapters that could cause electrical shock if touched. The recall affects two prong wall plug adapters which were designed for use in continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil.

These wall plug adapters were shipped from 2003 to 2015 with Mac and certain iOS devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.

In a statement, Apple reported adapters may break and expose wires capable of electric shock if touched.

Customers are encouraged to exchange their adapter at a local Apple Store for a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge.

An affected wall plug adapter has 4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a 3-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, KOR, AUS, ARG or BRA). See here for more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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