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Apple Recalls Three-Prong Wall Plug Adapters Included in World Travel Adapter Kit

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On June 5th  Apple announced the recall stating the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk. Apple has received six reports from other countries of wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks. Apple is recalling nearly 814,000 Apple AC World Travel Adapter Kits in the United States, along with around 81,000 kits that were sold in Canada.

This recall involves three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit sold before February 2015. 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.

Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide, and online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.  Apple is recommending you to stop using the recalled item and contact Apple for a free replacement. 

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