Apple’s European USB power adapters pose ‘safety risk’

Apple’s European USB power adapters pose ‘safety risk’

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By eeNews Europe

Apple’s advice note stated that the adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in more than 30 European countries. The device was also sold as a standalone accessory.

The charger’s model number is A1300 and features the letters ‘CE’ in solid grey.

The scale of the exchange program could be large because Apple sold about 16 million iPhones in Western Europe in 2010 alone.

Apple has exchanged USB adapters before with the company in 2008 offering to exchange defective iPhone 3G chargers in the USA, Japan, Canada and several Latin American countries.

Apple has also offeredin the past to replace counterfeit or third-party iPhone chargers sold to customers in China, amid concerns over safety.

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