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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Apple is recalling millions of power adapters because they could cause an electric shock.
In a statement released Friday, Apple said they “determined that, in very rare cases, the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.”
The plugs in question were shipped between 2003 and 2015 with Macs and other Apple devices, and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.
“Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adapters with a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge,” Apple said.
The wall plug adapters affected have “4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power cord.”
Apple said it will exchange the faulty plugs at any Apple store or authorized Apple service provider.
It also said it would refund customers who may have bought new plugs because of the issue.