Apple is replacing the “ultracompact Apple USB power adapter” for iPhone 3Gs sold in certain countries – apparently there is a problem with the adapters, such 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.
The affected adapters came with every iPhone 3G sold in these countries:
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:
* Several Latin American countries (detailed list of countries)
It may have also been purchased separately. It does not affect original iPhones or iPhone 3Gs sold in other countries or the fold-up Apple USB power adapters. If you recently acquired your adapter and it has a green dot on the plug side, you already have the new plug and don’t need a replacement. Otherwise, starting October 10, you can receive an exchanged adapter through the web or visit an Apple Retail Store. You will need to provide Apple with the affected plug for a new one.
Apple recommends you stop using them and charge your iPhone through your computer cable.