Apple has today announced a replacement program for some European iPhone USB adapters. The company says that it has identified that some USB adapters bundled with iPhones (as well as sold separately) may overheat and ‘pose a safety risk’. The adapter shipped with European models of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s from October 2009 to September 2012.
Affected adapters feature the Model ‘A1300′ designation, found on the bottom of the unit as pictured above. Apple will replace the power adapters for free, at its dedicated replacement portal website. A full country list is below.
Units can be replaced at Apple Retail stores, some authorized resellers or over the phone with Apple technical support. Apple will also refund customers who paid for replacement chargers because of this issue. Check Apple’s site for more details on the process.