Apple begins counterfeit charger exchange initiative following user electrocutions

Apple has begun a worldwide exchange programme for counterfeit and third party adapters following a number of reports of people using them alongside Apple products being electrocuted.

The iPhone and iPad producer has begun the programme, claiming that some, but not all, adapters could cause safety issues as a result of not having been designed properly.

In a blog, the company has announced that it will begin a USB Power Adapter Takeback Programme, which will see customers trade their counterfeit adapters for ones that are correctly designed to fit their products.

The price of exchanging the adapters will be $10 USD or the approximate equivalent in local currency, alongside the counterfeit adapter and can be done at Apple Retail Stores of authorized service providers.

The offer will run until 18 October and include iPhone, iPad and iPod charging units.

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