Apple Travel Adapter Kit & Plug Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Apple Travel Adapter Kit & Plug Recall [US & Canada]Apple recalls approximately 895,000 Travel Adapter Kits and Plugs due to electric shock hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/YHeV7; HCSC: http://ht.ly/YHf0n

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Apple-Recalls-Travel-Adapter-Kits-and-Plugs/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57054r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Apple World Travel Adapter Kits and Wall Plug Adapters.

The recalled 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

The 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”).

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Wall Plug Adapters are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the CPSC, the two-prong Wall Plug Adapters for Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Wall Plug Adapters, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Apple at 1-800-275-2273. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.apple.com and click on the “AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program” link for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to electric shock hazard, please search for “electric shock” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

Want to read more about this recall? Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.

Want to read more about other recalls? Please click on the links below

___________________________________________________________

Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-101
HCSC ID number: RA-55686
Recalls Direct RIN: 6574-2016
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page: http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service: http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site: http://www.LivingSafely.org/
E. & O. E.

==> Want to e-mail or share this recall? Simply use the “Share this” options below.
==> Is this recall relevant to you? Click on the “Like” button below.

 

%d bloggers like this: