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Apple recalls iPhone 3G power adapters

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While it was a slow news weekend for the most part, there is one important thing that all iPhone 3G early adopters need to know about.

Apple is recalling millions of iPhone 3G ultra compact power adapters. You can easily tell if yours is in need of being replaced. Take a look at it – if it DOES NOT have a green light on it like the one pictured above, you’ll need to visit this website and have Apple mail you a new one. Alternatively you can stop by any Apple Store after October 10th and exchange your current adapter for a new one.

The reason for the recall is that “Apple has received reports of detached prongs involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported.”

It’s going to be about 3 weeks before Apple begins shipping these replacements, so you may want to be cautious about how you use the current power adapter while you wait for your new one to arrive. I know some of you think “oh that’ll never happen to me” and you’re probably right – but why take the chance?

To order your replacement you will need your iPhone serial number, so if you’re at work right now, email yourself a reminder or set an alarm on your iPhone to remind you when you get home.


Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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