MUSCAT: Apple is recalling a number of wall plug adapters due to safety concerns.
These wall plug adapters, including three pronged white AC adapter with no lettering near where it attaches to a power adapter, could cause an electric shock if touched.
According to Apple: “In very rare cases, affected Apple three-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched.” The company says there have been six incidents worldwide. Apple doesn’t clarify if six people got electric shocks, or if there have been six incidents of the plug breaking and being a risk of an electric shock.
Oman’s Public Authority for Consumer Protection announced that Apple is running a Voluntary Replacement Programme.
A statement from PACP said: “The affected three-prong AC wall plug adapters are white with no letters in the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. New wall plug adapters which are unaffected by this issue are white with grey on the inside portion that attaches to the power adapter.