Here’s how to know if Apple’s power adapter recall applies to you
Apple is in the midst of a voluntary recall of all two-pronged power adapters sold between 2003 and 2015. You know, likely the entire time you’ve had a laptop, tablet, or iPhone. This recall comes after reports that the original adapters, which can be used when traveling to countries with different outlets, could break and pose a risk of electric shock. While chances are slim, this recall is not, but it’s super easy to check and see if you’re impacted.
First of all, are your adapters designed for the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Kingdom? Then you’re safe. The recall only applies to adapters designed for Continental Europe, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil, which were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.
If you’re still unsure, take a look at your adapters. The ones being recalled have a specific set of symbols. This graphic breaks it down:
If you are affected, take your adapters to any Apple store for a free exchange. Apple will also issue refunds to those who may have bought replacement adapters over the past 10 years as a result of the defect.
Find out more details here.