Apple Recalls Power Adapters in Australia, Central Europe, More

Apple announced a voluntary recall in several countries for two-prong AC wall adapters and world travel adapter kits on Thursday over concerns they make break and cause electrical shocks. The affected adapters are for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea.

Adapters with markings like this are included in the voluntary recallAdapters with markings like this are included in the voluntary recall

The company said in a statement,

In very rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2015 and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple is aware of 12 incidents worldwide.

Two-prong adapters designed for use in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, or the United Kingdom aren't affected, nor are any Apple-branded USB power adapters.

Adapters included in the recall all have either four or five characters, or no characters, inside the slot that attaches to the main charger block.

Apple is replacing the faulty adapters for free. Instructions for exchanging your adapter are available on Apple's wallplug adapter webpage.