Nevermind VR or high-tech PC gear, it seems like power adapters and their cables are the hardest things for companies to do right. This is the case with Apple who has started voluntarily recalling their two prong AC power adapters from Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil. According to Apple, the defective Mac and iOS power plug may break and have the potential to cause electric shock; adapters from 2003-2015 are effected.
Luckily users of the Type-A and Type-G adapters are not affected. This means users areas like North America, UK and Japan won’t have to worry about their adapters shocking them. Affected users will have their adapters replaced free of charge. In order to determine if a unit is a defective model, the inside slot of the adapter will either have a 4 or 5 digit code or no code at all. Redesigned and unaffected models will have a region code (e.g. EUR) there instead.
In order to not get shocked, it is probably best to get and defective adapters replaced as quickly as possible. This snafu comes after Microsoft launched their own recall for defective Surface Pro AC cables. For more detailed instructions, check out Apple’s page here.