Washington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Apple is recalling 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.
Name of Product: Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits
Units: About 814,000 (in addition, about 81,000 were sold in Canada)
Hazard: The three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plug adapters and contact Apple for free replacement adapters.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Recall Date: June 5th, 2019
Sold At: Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide, and online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.
Importer(s): Apple Inc., of Cupertino, CA
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 19-132
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