There have been a number of reports over the last few weeks about people being electrocuted by third party USB power adapters for Apple devices, and now Apple has announced a USB power adapter takeback program.
The cases of people being electrocuted so far have been limited to third party and counterfeit adapters for Apple device, and now Apple will offer a discount of $10 on an authorized Apple USB adapter if you give them your third party one.
Recent reports have suggested that some counterfeit and third party adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues. While not all third party adapters have an issue, we are announcing a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program to enable customers to acquire properly designed adapters.
Customer safety is a top priority at Apple. That’s why all of our products — including USB power adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod — undergo rigorous testing for safety and reliability and are designed to meet government safety standards around the world.
You can find out more details about the USB power adapter takeback program over at Apple.
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