Apple recalls iPhone power adaptors due to electrocution risk

By Patrick Avenell

UNITED STATES: Apple has announced the international recall of its iPhone 3G ultracompact USB adaptor. This recall is due to a perceived risk of electrocution, although no injuries have thus far been reported.

According to the release accompanying this recall, “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.”

So far, this recall affects Apple customers in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica and Panama.

Current.com.au understands that Steve Jobs did not hold a major media event, wearing a skivvy and jeans, to announce this recall.

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