Apple’s massive product recall might be saving countless people from visiting the doctor. Apple very recently announced a global recall of its AC Wall Plug adaptors released in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil. The recall is for products released over the period of past 12 years. The adapters have been reported to break and risk delivering electric shock upon touch.

Also referred to as “duck heads”, the adaptors were sold between 2003 – 2015, accompanying MacBooks, iPads, iPods and older iPhone models, as well as being included in the Apple World Travel adaptor Kit. According to Apple’s website, in Australia, the ‘Flat angled blades’ adapter has been affected.

Countries unaffected by the defect include Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom and United States. Also, no other Apple USB Power adapters were affected.

Apple claims that shock delivery is in “very rare cases” and admitted that there have been at least 12 incidents, that the company is aware of, worldwide. The total number of consumers affected by the recall is under an umbrella of ambiguity. However, Apple’s sky high sales figures between 2003-2015 mean that the defect could be affecting millions worldwide. Android users now have another reason to diss Apple.

However, Apple voluntarily announced the product recall as a precaution and is recommending Apple owners to find the local Apple store, or use the website, and pay them a visit for a redesigned adapter, free of charge.

Check Apple’s webpage to identify whether you need to be careful around your Apple product and rush to the store.

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Ananya Singh

Ananya Singh

Ananya is currently working in our content team as a Paralegal, aiming to provide free legal guides to facilitate public access to legal resources. Pursuing her interest in the regulation of emerging media, her work centres on the legal and business concerns engendered by the application of traditional legal principles to social media.