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Apple issues voluntary recall for some international AC adapters

Check your adapter's plug if it isn't from the US or the UK.

Heads up, world travelers. If you have an Apple AC plug adapter or Travel Adapter kit meant for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea, you might want to talk to the folks in Cupertino about getting a replacement. The company just announced a voluntary recall of those adapters — ones that shipped with Macs and iDevices between 2003 and 2015 — because there's a risk their prongs could break and shock someone. Apple says it's aware of 12 such incidents around the world, so check out the company's recall site to see if yours is one of the problematic bunch.

To be clear, if you've got the two-prong plugs used in the US and China, or the bulky three-prong affair for the UK and Hong Kong, you're alright. It's just the long, round-pronged adapters mostly seen in Europe and the angled prongs used in Australia that you need to be on the lookout for. Assuming you do fall into the former camp, check your plug adapter for "either four or five characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter."

If you've got those telltale characters, you'll be able to visit an Apple Store for a replacement, or request one online.

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