Apple (AAPL) on Friday issued a voluntary recall notice in 37 countries that invites millions of iPhone users to swap out their older iPhone chargers due to overheating risk.
“Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk,” stated Apple on its website.
The company is now offering replacements for the adapters in question, which were sold with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models between October 2009 to September 2012.
“We have voluntarily decided to exchange every affected power adapter for a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge.,” Apple said in its statement.
To check if your adapter is affected, look if it says “Model A1300” on the base of the plug. If that’s the case, you can get it replaced free of charge with a redesigned adapter (A1400) at an Apple Store or a certified service provider. You’ll also need to bring in your iPhone to verify the serial number.
Shares of Apple fell 1.09 percent on Friday to close at $91.28.