Apple Called – They Want Their iPhone 3G Power Adapter Back

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If you have an Apple iPhone 3G, then you are affected by the just-announced recall of all Apple iPhone 3G power adapters!

Apple announced over the weekend that they are recalling all of their Ultracompact USB Power Adapters which were packaged with the new 3G iPhone, because the prongs can snap off while inside an electrical outlet, creating a hazard of shock.


Says Apple:

“Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock. We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported.”

The recall affects iPhones sold in the majority of countries in which you can currently buy the 3G iPhone, including the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, and several Latin American countries.

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You can exchange your Ultracompact USB Power Adapter either by filling out a form online, or by taking it to an Apple store. The trick is, you can’t do it until October 10th. No word on what you are supposed to do with your iPhone 3G until then.

You can read more about these shocking developments, and get info on how to exchange your iPhone 3G adapter, here.

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One thought on “Apple Called – They Want Their iPhone 3G Power Adapter Back

  1. No word on what you are supposed to do with your iPhone 3G until then.

    I’d hazard that most folks charge their iPhones via the USB cable/dock when they sync their data/tunes/apps to their computers. No AC charger required for that. I think my (1st gen) iPhone AC adapter is still in the box.

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