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All Softbank iPhone 3G subscribers should have received the warning by SMS, but here it is again. It seems the iPhone USB compact power adapter is faulty, for the metal plugs can get off and stay stuck in the electrical socket.

Therefore, all users are requested to exchange their adapter starting October 10, either by going to an Apple Store or via the web [link].

Apple advises to charge the iPhone up via your Mac/PC in the meantime.

Today Apple announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program.

Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter’s metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock.  We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported.

The ultracompact USB power adapters were supplied with every iPhone 3G sold in the following countries, and may also have been purchased separately as an accessory:



Apple – Support – Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange Program.

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