When Apple rolls out new products, they're often game changers. That was true with the launch of the iPhone, which made the Internet-connected smartphone an everyday product for millions of people.
It was also true of the iPad, a product that made it cool to carry a mobile computer. And it was true last March, when Apple's super-thin MacBook was overshadowed a bit by its charger.
That charger, a USB-C charger, is becoming commonplace. The reversible USB-C, which has connectors that are smaller than traditional USB cables, is used to charge devices and transfer data.
USB-C cables are fast, too, as we noted last March. It can transfer data as fast as 10 Gbps, and it charges your devices fast, with up to 20V at 5A (100W).
Unfortunately, Apple is recalling some of its USB-C chargers for a design issue that prevents it from charging your device. The recall affects cables that were delivered with MacBook laptops last year, up to June. But the cables were also sold as an optional accessory.
Apple's affected USB-C cables don't have a serial number. (Top cable in photo above.)
The recalled cable has these words on it, "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." The replacement cable does have a number on it. (Second image in photo above.)
If you think you're affected by this recall, and you registered your cable and included your mailing address, Apple will send you a new USB-C cable. Or, you can return your cable to an Apple store and or authorized retailer.
This isn't Apple's only recent product recall. Less than a month ago, for instance, Apple recalled power adapters that could cause an electric shock.