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Apple Recalls Travel Adapter Kits and Plugs Due to Risk of Electric Shock


This recall involves Apple World Travel Adapter Kits and wall plug adapters. 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 in Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea and were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices. The wall plug adapters are white plastic with the following characteristics: Australia/New Zealand/Argentina - flat angled blades Brazil - round thin pins Continental Europe - round thin pins, slightly slanted inward Korea - round thick pins Recalled wall plug adapters have either four or five letters or numbers, or no markings on the inside slot where the wall plug adapter attaches to the main power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a three-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, ARG, KOR, AUS or BRA).
Product:
AC adapter kits and plug adaptersType : Adapter/Power Supply/Charger/BatteryCategoryID : 1808About 814,000 (In addition, about 81,000 were sold in Canada)
Inconjunction:
URL : http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57054r-eng.php
Retailer:
Apple stores and other home electronics stores, and online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.CompanyID : 0
Recall Date:    Feb 18, 2016
Injury:
Apple has received 12 reports of wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks overseas, including three reports of consumers who were medically evaluated and released. No reports of incidents or injuries were reported by U.S. consumers.
Mfg Country:
China
Importer:
Apple, of Cupertino, Calif.CompanyID : 0
Recall ID:    6659
Last Published:    Feb 18, 2016
Official Site:    Link

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RecallMe Number:    16106
RecallMe Status:    Announced
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