Apple on Thursday announced a recall of AC wall plug adapters used in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea. The company says in very rare cases, the two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.
The wall plug adapters shipped with Macs 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.
Apple suggest customers immediately stop using the affected plug adapters, and visit www.apple.com/support/ac-wallplug-adapter for details about how to exchange the affected adapters for new, redesigned ones.
Plug adapters affected by this recall have either four or five characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter. For more details on how to identify an affected adapter, visit the program website.
This recall does not affect any other Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, United States or any Apple USB power adapters.