Apple to replace faulty European iPhone USB adapters

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Apple has set up a replacement program for some of its European iPhone USB adapters, which it believes pose a risk as they are prone to overheating.

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Apple says it has has determined that, in rare cases, the 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 … It was also sold as a standalone accessory,” the company says.

If you have this adapter, then simply take it in to an Apple Store, where it will be replaced for free.

Stuart O’Connor