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Apple recalls iPad and Mac power adapters

Apple recalls iPad and Mac power adapters
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When you hear the word, "recall," you can't help but think about cars. For years, carmakers like GM, Toyota, and just about every other car manufacturer, have recalled cars for one defect or another.

You don't often hear about products like your computer, or computer accessories, being recalled. Yet, just days after we told you that Microsoft recalled some chargers and AC power supplies for its Surface tablets, for overheating, now another computer giant is recalling some of its products.

Apple is recalling AC wall-plug adapters used with some Macs and iPads. The affected cords have caused electric shocks in about 12 incidents, although those have occurred over a dozen years.

The affected cords are 10-watt adapters sold with iOS devices, like iPads, and two-prong adapters sold with Macs. They were sold outside the U.S. between 2003 and 2015, and in its World Travel Adapter Kit.

Note: The recall does not affect Apple's USB power adapters, or AC power adapters designed for use in the U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong, or the U.K.

"Because customer safety is the company's top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using the affected plug adapters," Apple executives wrote in a statement. "Customers should visit www.Apple.com/support/ac-wallplug-adapter for details about how to exchange the affected adapters for new, redesigned ones."

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Source: The Verge
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