This article was published on January 28, 2016

Apple just recalled over a decade’s worth of AC adapters


Apple just recalled over a decade’s worth of AC adapters
Owen Williams
Story by

Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Following Microsoft issuing a AC adapter recall for its Surface devices, Apple has issued a sweeping return program for its adapters spanning back to 2003.

The adapters in question are the swappable prongs that can be removed from your charger and are included with many products across the iPhone, Mac, iPod and iPad lineups.

According to the recall program page, which notes that it’s voluntary, “in very rare cases, affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.”

Apple is recalling those sold in Continental Europe, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Brazil. It also includes those that were sold as part of the world travel kit over the years.

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 4.05.03 PM

Those affected can swap the plugs for free, by following the process here — it’s pretty simple, you’ll just need to pop into an Apple Store or contact support.