Apple recalls millions of adapters for iPhone 3G, is used to recharge a smartphone via the electricity network. The company has received a number of reports, which state that when removing it from an outlet there are metal contacts of the adapter. This creates a risk of electric shock.
Apple is on Friday, September 19, reported the recall adapters for iPhone 3G, is used to recharge a smartphone via the electricity network.
The manufacturer has received a number of reports, which state that when removing it from an outlet in it are the metal contacts of the adapter. This creates a risk of electric shock at the time, when someone touches the outlet again or try to stick a fork in it. The company has received several reports of the destruction of the adapters, but it is not a single case of the risk of electric shock.
Defective adapter was included with every iPhone 3G, sold in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico and some Latin American countries - a total of 14 countries. This adapter can also be purchased separately from your phone. Adapters, sold bundled with the first generation iPhone and in countries not included in the specified list, fully intact and do not carry any risk for the health claim in Apple.
Order redesigned adapter that does not break, it is already possible, but only with the replacement will begin on 10 October. The company recommends to pay attention to the adapter that is in use. Fixed devices are marked with a green dot on the part of the contacts. Despite the fact that the number of failures is low, Apple strongly recommends that owners of iPhone 3G in these countries to refrain from further use of the adapter.
The volume of reviews is said. According to CNN, the whole of the launch of Apple sold more than 4 million. IPhone 3G. It is assumed that in this case we are talking about a few million adapters.
Review of defective parts - a standard practice among manufacturers of electronics. But usually it comes to rechargeable batteries rather than adapters. In August 2006, Apple began to return 1, 8 million. Batteries made by Sony for laptops. They were defective, resulting in overheating of the computer and create the risk of fire.
Recall that the iPhone 3G has also been found to be defective - low signal sensitivity in third-generation networks. This significantly reduces the data rate. And in some places where other phones cope, iPhone simply did not catch the network, according to users, this problem has been the latest version of the firmware.