The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Settles Power Adapter Suit

Apple Settles Power Adapter Suit

by , 9:05 AM EDT, May 9th, 2008

Apple may have finally resolved a 2006 class action law suit that alleged the company misrepresented sparking issues some of its iBook and PowerBook power adapters exhibited. The company agreed to pay qualifying Mac owners between US$25 and $79, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Estimates put the number of potentially qualifying Mac owners in the neighborhood of 2.3 million. The agreement earned preliminary approval in the San Jose U.S. District Court on March 24, but is awaiting final approval on September 8.

The class action suit claimed that the laptop power adapter "dangerously frays, sparks and prematurely fails to work." Apple issued a recall for about 570,000 adapters in 2001 and offered free replacements after receiving reports of overheating issues.

Once the final settlement is approved, Apple will offer cash payments to qualifying customers that purchased Apple-branded or third party power adapters to replace faulty units.

Recent Headlines - Updated July 30th

Tue,11:02 PM
Apple Possibly Leaked New Mac mini Models
8:57 PM
Ford Ditching BlackBerry for iPhone for Global Corporate Use
6:04 PM
‘Window Plug’ Portable Solar Charger Concept Design
4:19 PM
MotionArtist for Mac: $9
2:10 PM
OS X Yosemite: How to Trek into Dark Mode
1:45 PM
Apple Retail Out Almost $310K in Scam, Suspect Arrested in Florida
1:12 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-29
11:14 AM
Apple TV Adds Fox Now, CNBC Channels
9:55 AM
Apple Drops Samsung Patent Appeal, Ends Injunction Push
8:46 AM
Retina MacBook Pro gets Faster Processors, More RAM
Mon,10:20 PM
Beats Music Adds More User Controls to iOS App, Including ‘Tune Your Taste’
9:48 PM
Facebook Forces iPhone Users To Separate Messaging App
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!