BEACON TRANSCRIPT- The Cupertino tech giant has decided to recall multiple AC adapters, used for iPhones and Mac devices. Apple decided to recall multiple AC adapters due to the fact that in very rare instances the prongs can break causing an electrical shock if there are touched.
The tech companies issued a voluntary recall for all two-pronged AC adapters, manufactured between 2003 and 2015. As Apple pointed out, in very rare cases these two-pronged adapters can break, causing an electrical shock if someone attempted to remove them from a wall socket.
Note that not all Apple AC adapters are subjected to this recall. As the tech giant pointed out, customers from Continental Europe, New Zealand, Korea, Brazil, and Argentine are asked to submit their two-pronged AC adapt to the nearest Apple shop in order to get a free replacement. Moreover, the company also decided to recall the AC adapters that were included in the Apple World Traveler kit.
Bottom line idea is that in some cases, after multiple uses, the adapter’s prongs may become damage. Thus, if you try to remove it from the wall socket you may be in for quite a shock.
Before bulging into the nearest Apple shop, bear in mind that not all the Apple AC adapters are included in this list. So, if you live in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, US or China, then you are not entitled to a free swap. However, if you feel that your AC adapter has issues, you can always schedule an appointment at your local Apple store.
Apple decided to recall multiple AC adapter due to the danger of electrocution. The question on everyone’s lips right now is how to identify these potentially faulty adapters? As mentioned above, only the two-pronged AC adapters from those countries fall under this recall.
So, if you are living in Continental Europe, here’s what you should look for. According to the list published on Apple’s official page, the AC adapter for Continental Europe has two thin prongs, which are slightly bent inwards.
On the other hand, the AC adapter for Korea has two straight prongs, which are a bit rounder than those from Continental Europe.
Moving on, in the case of New Zealand, Argentina, and Australia, the AC adapter has two flat angled blades.
Last on the list, is the AC adapter used for Brazil, which is very similar to the one used in Continental Europe, apart from the fact that it has straight pins.
Also, you should keep a look out for the marking found inside the AC adapter. Some of the older AC adapters have a series of four digits while other have none. The redesigned wall adapters have a regional code engraved on them, made from three letters.
In order to swap your old AC adapter with a redesigned one, head on over to your nearest Apple shop. Note that it may be necessary to schedule an appointment with the Genius bar.