ATTN iPhone 3G Owners: USB Power Adapter Recall


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Yes, that USB Power Adapter. The impossibly small one that we all shook our heads at and couldn’t believe. Well its got a recall. But not for something simple like the ability to catch on fire. Heck no – when you’re Apple and you’ve come up with an impossibly small adapter – you recall that adapter for the impossible: The little frickin prongs can BREAK OFF in the plug! Who Knew?!

Anyway, for now stop using the little guy and charge using your computer for a few days. According to Apple you can exchange it in stores on October 10th or you can order a replacement online.

Direct from the Apple Recall Page:

Important Safety Notice

Today Apple announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program.

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 ultracompact USB power adapters were supplied with every iPhone 3G sold in the following countries, and may also have been purchased separately as an accessory:

  • US
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Several Latin American countries (click here for a detailed list of countries)

    Note: Apple USB power adapters supplied with original iPhones or supplied with iPhone 3G units sold in other countries are not affected.

    Apple Recall via whatsoniphone

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