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Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program
Apple has a press release on an Apple Three-Prong AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program for certain AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits. Here's a clip from the press release:
"Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program
Apple today announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters designed for use primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In very rare cases, affected Apple three-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched. These wall plug adapters shipped with Mac and certain iOS devices between 2003 and 2010 and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. Apple is aware of six incidents worldwide.

The recall does not affect any Apple USB power adapters.

Because customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected plug adapters. Customers should visit apple.com/support/three-prong-ac-wall-plug-adapter for details about how to exchange them for new adapters. An affected three-prong plug adapter is white, with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter. See website for more details and images to identify an affected adapter."

(At the bottom of the recall program page there's a note about an earlier/older Apple (2-prong) AC Wall Plug Adapter Recall Program that was posted on Jan. 28th, 2016.)

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    April 15th to 19th, 2019 News Archive
  • DisplayLink 5.1.1 USB Software Update for macOS Mojave
  • New OWC Aura Pro X2 NVMe SSD Upgrades for select Macs
  • Yamaha adding AirPlay 2 support, eARC, More
  • Yamaha Steinberg Mac USB Driver Update version 1.10.5
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Video Editing Apps Now Benefit From eGPU
  • Apple Xcode 10.2.1 (for macOS 10.13.6 and later)
  • Safari Technology Preview 80 release notes
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) version 16.24.1
  • Apple Arcade May Be Its Most Important New Subscription Service
  • Article on Discharging Static Electricity before upgrading RAM or Drives
  • How iCloud Can Recover Deleted Files, Contacts, Bookmarks, Calendar, Reminders
  • Freeware VM VirtualBox 6.0.6 Update
  • Cert.org article on Broadcom WiFi chipset driver vulnerabilities
  • Reviews of Seagate Backup Plus Slim & 5TB Backup Plus Portable
  • Article on Chasing Better AR in Education
  • Apple Support/Troubleshooting/How-To Article Updates:
    - How to use the LG UltraFine 5K Display with your Mac.
    - How to use Mail on your Mac
    - System requirements for iCloud
    - Mailbox size and message sending limits in iCloud.
    - If you think your Apple ID has been compromised.

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