Apple launches a plan to replace faulty plugs. Check if yours is on the list

faulty apple plugs

If you have a Mac or an iOS device purchased between 2003 and 2015, your adapter for plug is defective. These adapters with two prong plugs can easily break and cause electric shock to users. In fact, Apple has confirmed that there have been twelve incidents involving its plugs. For this reason, the Californian company has launched a program to exchange defective products for new ones, completely free of charge.

This program is already active in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental europe, New Zealand and South Korea. It has not affected power adapters designed for the following markets: Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States.

To find out if your adapter is in the program, simply undock the part from the socket and look at the central part of it. If you see four or five characters engraved in the center, then your adapter may be faulty. If you want to replace it with a new one voluntarily, you can do it through the page Apple's official website.

This is what the company has announced from official way about:

“In very rare cases, the affected two-pin plugs can break, with the risk of causing electric shock if touched. These adapter plugs were included with the Mac, with some iOS devices between 2003 and 2015, and were also included in the Apple Travel Adapter Set. Apple has heard of 12 incidents around the world. "

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  1.   Miguel Gonzalez said

    Fence I have the one from the mac and the one from the defective ipad, I have already asked for the replacement. thanks for advising.

  2.   pepper said

    Miguel is going kicking you're hitting the dictionary. You shit yourself.

  3.   Borja said

    Thanks for the information, we will have to go to the Apple Store, since a month ago my charger exploded (I had to buy another) and I just have this adapter ... we will see if Apple behaves or if they will only change the adapter and wash their hands ...