Twelve-year-old mistake: Apple recalls millions adaptor plug

Apple customers who have bought a Mac or iOS device between 2003 and 2015, should check the plug. Certain models may cause electric shock.

Certain AC plug adapter, which Apple has shipped between 2003 and 2015, can break “in extremely rare cases” or “contact mean increased risk of electrical shock”, warns Apple on Thursday. Affected customers can exchange the relevant plug against a revised model about a recall and replacement program.

Plugs that were sold with Macs and various iOS devices for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea are concerned. Also Apple world travel adapter Kit is affected, according to a release from the company.

So far you have knowledge of twelve cases that the mentioned problems are encountered, the Group continues. USB power supplies and all other AC plug adapter, developed by Apple for use in China, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and the United States were not affected by the problem.

Apple’s recall joins in a series of similar actions of other manufacturers. Recently Microsoft had recalled the cord of some surface Pro tablets a few days ago, where there is a risk of overheating. In August, HP had recalled six million laptop charger due to potential fire hazard Exchange. in 2006, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba and Fujitsu had recalled million notebooks due to fire-hazardous batteries.