How to identify faulty iPhone power adapters, and where to get a replacement

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Apple offers replacement for dangerous iPhone power adaptersAs we reported earlier this weekend, Apple has announced that some of its 5W European power adapters may be dangerous because of overheating issues. The adapters in question were shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S. The USB adapters could pose a safety risk because of the overheating problem, so Apple is swapping out the adapters with ones that should work fine.

Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk. This adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in the countries listed below. It was also sold as a standalone accessory.

With the exception of one small change on the back of the adapter, the affected version and the new version are almost exactly the same. Apple has designed the adapters in the same way, but the affected version has the model number “A1300,” whereas the new version has the model number “A1400.” The letters “CE” are also solid grey on the affected version but are not on the A1400.

To exchange the potentially dangerous power adapters for a safe version, customers can go to an Apple store or contact technical support. In both scenarios, Apple will have to verify your iPhone’s serial number.

Via [The Next Web]


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