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Apple recalls three-prong wall adaptors due to risk of electric shock

Apple is recalling about 814,000 Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits due to risk of electric shock.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk.

The 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.

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

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.

Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide, and online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30. 

Consumers can contact Apple at 1-800-275-2273 anytime, or online at apple.com, click on Support and then click on Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program at the bottom of the page.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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