Apple Issues Recall for New USB Power Adapter

adapter-views2 Uh, oh. If you’re an Apple iPhone 3G user or if you just decided to purchase one of the newer and smaller USB adapters you need to check out this page from Apple. Apple is calling the recall the Apple Ultracompact USB Adapter Exchange program.

Important Safety Notice

Today Apple announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program. 

Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock.  We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported.

The ultracompact USB power adapters were supplied with every iPhone 3G sold in the following countries, and may also have been purchased separately as an accessory:

  • US
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Several Latin American countries (click here for a detailed list of countries)

Note: Apple USB power adapters supplied with original iPhones or supplied with iPhone 3G units sold in other countries are not affected. 


Apple says users should immediately stop using the adapters until they complete an exchange.

Head here to find out the procedures for exchanging your adapter.