Apple’s USB Power Adapter Takeback Program Begins [u]
Worried that your Apple or third-party USB power adapter is a hanky or even dangerous? Good news! Apple’s USB Power Adapter Takeback Program begins today.
Fundamentally, if you have an iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch adapter that you are the least bit concerned about, take it to Apple and the company will responsibly recycle it and give you $10 off a new one. But you need to get to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider — see the links below.
That said, Apple has expanded the number of countries where customers can take advantage of its USB Power Adapter Takeback Program: United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan and the UK [u] as well as Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Taiwan.
Additionally, the Fairer Platform has published a visual guide for sorting out genuine Apple adapters from third-party products and identifying problem USB adapters.