Apple Recalls European USB Power Adapter
In a voluntary move, Apple has announced that it is recalling older European power adapters that were sold with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S between October 2009 and September 2012. According to Apple, the affected 5W European power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk to users, in rare cases. Affected adapters can be identified by solid “CE” letters on the accessory, combined with the A1300 model number marking. Apple is replacing adapters with these markings with newer and redesigned adapters that are not affected by the overheating issue, featuring gray outlined “CE” letters as well as the A1400 model number distinction.
Customers who are worried about their 5W European power adapter can bring their iPhone and adapter to an Apple store or an authorized service center to have the accessory replaced. For customers who already experienced the overheating issue and replaced their adapter, Apple is providing customers with a refund for the cost of the replacement.