Apple, the multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., has announced an AC adapter recall that may not affect the U.S. directly, but could affect Americans traveling overseas. According to Apple’s recall notice, “in very rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.”
The Apple AC adapter recall singles out the adapters shipped with Macs, iPads and various iOS devices from 2003 until 2015. The recalled AC wall plug was also included in Apple’s world travel adapter kit. However, the plugs were only sold in Continental Europe, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina and New Zealand. Any similar plugs sold to the U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, or the United Kingdom are not impacted by Apple’s recall announcement.
Before the AC adapter recall was announced, Apple received 12 reports of shocks around the world; however, the company did not expand on where the incidents took place and the extent of the consumers’ injuries.
In order to remedy those affect by the AC adapter recall, Apple will be accepting exchanges for the recalled plug at any nearby Apple store. The company is also addressing replacement requests through its website, www.Apple.com.
Apple may be a tech giant worldwide, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t announced its fair share of recalls. Back in August of last year, Apple recalled some of its iPhone 6 Plus models after reports of issues with its camera. In June 2015, the company was also responsible for recalling several Beats Pill XL speakers because of a prominent fire hazard related to overheating, although Apple acquired Beats following the defective product’s release.