Recall Alert: Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits

Recall Alert: Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits

Here’s another product recall alert, this time for Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits. Apple is recalling these travel adapter kits due to risk of electric shock. Here are some more details for worried parents and consumers who are traveling and might be concerned about their safety. 

The product recall for these Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits will affect roughly 814,000 units. This alert arrives courtesy of a notice posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

Why are Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits Being Recalled? 

On June 5th, Apple made a public announcement that they are recalling their Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits. According to a statement by Apple the company’s three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and, in certain situations, expose the metal portion of the adapter. This can pose a significant electric shock risk.

In the past few months, Apple has received six reports of the wall plug adapters breaking and shocking consumers. In this case, the recalled adapters were made for use primarily in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

What’s in the Affected Kit?

Inside the Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits, consumers will find three-prong and two-prong adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide. These were sold before February 2015.

These are photos of the recalled product:

 

Here are the official recall details, according to the CPSC:

Name of product:
Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits

Hazard:
The three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk. 

Remedy:
Replace

Recall date:
June 5, 2019

Units:
About 814,000 (in addition, about 81,000 were sold in Canada) 

Description:
This recall involves three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit sold before February 2015.  The kits contain three-prong and two-prong AC wall plug adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide. The recalled adapters were made for use primarily in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong and were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices.  The recalled three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. Redesigned adapters are white with gray on the inside portion that attaches to the power adapter.

Remedy:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plug adapters and contact Apple for free replacement adapters.

Incidents/Injuries:
Apple has received six reports from other countries of wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks, including two reports of consumers who were medically evaluated and released without need for further medical treatment. No reports of incidents or injuries were reported by U.S. consumers.    

Sold At:
Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide, and online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30. 

Contact Information:
Apple at 800-275-2273 anytime, or online at www.apple.com, click on Support and then click on Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program at the bottom of the page.

Each and every day at Child Safety Store, we aim to educate and inform parents of potential dangers that may face their family. In cases like this one, we want to signal boost official product recalls that may put children in harm’s way.

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