Apple wall adapters recalled due to electric shock risk

Apple is recalling 814,000 wall adapters because they can break and pose an electric shock risk (Source: Apple)
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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Apple is recalling nearly one million wall adapters because they can break and pose an electronic shock risk.

The recall involves three-prong AC wall adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. The kits contain three-prong and two-prong AC wall plug adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide.

The kits were sold from January 2003 until January 2015 and cost about $30. The kits were sold on apple.com and at Apple stores and other home electronics stores nationwide.

The recalled adapters were made for use primarily in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong and were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices.

Apple has received six reports of people being shocked, with two people needing medical evaluation. None of those shocked were seriously injured.

Customers who still own the recalled World Travel Adapter Kits are being told to immediately stop using the wall plug adapters and contact Apple for a free replacement adapter. Apple will need to verify your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod serial number before starting an exchange.

Exchanges can be done at Authorized Apple Service, in an Apple Retail Store, or by contacting Apple Support.

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