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Apple recall wall plug adapters over safety concerns

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The two-prong wall adaptor that is designed for use in continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and parts of South America can break and cause a risk of electric shock.
The two-prong wall adaptor that is designed for use in continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and parts of South America can break and cause a risk of electric shock.

Apple is recalling more than a decade's worth of wall plug adaptors due to safety concerns.

According to the technology giant, in "very rare cases" the two-prong wall adaptor that is designed for use in continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and parts of South America can break and cause a risk of electric shock.

The company also said that the plugs shipped between 2003 and 2015 with Mac and some iOS devices, as well as being part of the Apple World Travel Adaptor Kit.

In a statement Apple said: "Customer safety is always Apple's top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange affected wall plug adaptors with a new, redesigned adaptor, free of charge."

The iPhone-maker added that other wall plugs, including those made for the UK and US, as well as USB chargers, are not affected by the issue.

If you are concerned that you may have one of the affected adaptors then you can check it at this link set up by Apple for customers.