September 23, 2008 / 2:05 AM / 10 years ago

Apple to exchange faulty iPhone power adapters

An adapter for the latest iPhone in an image released by Apple on September 19, 2008. REUTERS/Handout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc said some power adapters for the latest iPhone can break and lead to the risk of electric shock and urged users to exchange them, although no injuries have been reported.

The company said the ultra-compact USB adapters in question have metal prongs that can break off. They were supplied with 3G iPhones sold in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico and several Latin American countries, and would be exchanged.

Replacement adapters will be available from October 10, it said.

Details are available on Apple's Website: here

The launch of the latest high-speed iPhone was one of the most anticipated consumer electronic events in the United States this year, though it was marred by activation problems and consumer complaints over Internet connection speeds.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando, editing by Leslie Gevirtz

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