Apple Issues Recall Of iPhone 3G Power Adapters

September 18, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Apple® Inc. announced that under certain conditions the new Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating the risk of electric shock.

Apple states that it has received reports of detached prongs involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported. In response, the company has voluntarily decided to exchange every ultracompact power adapter for a new redesigned adapter, free of charge.