View Full Version : be careful with the 3g ac adapter..

09-21-2008, 02:33 PM
check. this news is for all owners of 3g iphones:

Apple has announced a product recall (http://www.apple.com/support/usbadapter/exchangeprogram/) for its ultracompact iPhone 3G AC adapter, after some users have reported that the prongs can snap (http://www.iphonebuzz.com/iphone-3g-ac-adapter-recalled-over-electrocution-fears-194748.php#) off in the wall-socket and thus present an electric-shock hazard. Adapters from five specific areas are affected: the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico and several Latin American countries (http://www.apple.com/support/usbadapter/exchangeprogram/countries.html).

Anybody with an adapter - either provided with their iPhone 3G when bought new, or purchased as an aftermarket accessory - is asked to check it to see if it matches the image above. Replacement adapters - which more recent buyers will have - are marked with a green (http://www.iphonebuzz.com/iphone-3g-ac-adapter-recalled-over-electrocution-fears-194748.php#) dot near the pins.

The exchange program begins on October 10th (so you still have plenty of time to accidentally electrocute yourself), and owners will be able to apply either online (https://supportform.apple.com/200809/) (it will apparently take up to three weeks to receive a new adapter through the post) or in-store. Both will require your iPhone 3G serial number and the return of the old adapter.

09-21-2008, 09:46 PM
very informative indeed...........

that causes also here with some Replacement.