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Apple three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit recalled due to risk of electric shock

**** Recall via Health Canada

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Apple three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit recalled due to risk of electric shock

Common name: Apple three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

Product description: This recall involves three-prong AC wall plug adapters included in Apple World Travel Adapter Kit (Travel Kit).

The Travel Kit consists of several AC wall plug adapters, which slide onto the Apple power adapter used to charge Mac computers and certain iOS devices in foreign countries with AC wall outlets configured differently from those in Canada.

Those countries/wall outlet configurations include a three-prong AC wall plug adapter configuration designed primarily for the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong (a type-g configuration). The affected three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white, with no letters in the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter.  Three-prong AC wall plug adapters that are white with gray on the inside portion that attaches to the power adapter are not affected by this recall.

The following SKU and UPC numbers for the Travel Kits are affected by this recall:
SKU UPC
MB974ZM/B 885909400416
MB974FE/B 885909400447
MB974CH/B 885909400423
MB974ZM/A 885909302314
MB974FE/A 885909343355
MB974CH/A 885909343362

Hazard identified: The affected three-prong AC wall plug adapters may break, posing a risk of electrical shock.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled units and contact Apple for free replacement wall plug adapters.

For more information, consumers may contact Apple Canada Inc. on the company’s website or by calling toll–free at 1-800-275-2273 at any time. Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website

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