Millions of iPhone 3G Power Adapters Recalled
As Apple said on the recall website:
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.
Interestingly, Apple calls it (in a nice bit of spin) an exchange program, rather than a recall. But let's call it what it is: a recall. The replacement adapters will have a green dot (as shown) and will be available Oct. 10th at Apple stores. Alternatively, you can order a replacement from the recall website.
If you order on the site, you will need your iPhone 3Gs serial number, which can be found in two ways:
- Connect to iTunes and you'll see it on the Summary page.
- Or look on the iPhone and tap Settings>General>About. The serial number is the ninth item on the list.