(WGGB) — Citing concerns over “counterfeit and third party adapters” that may be improperly designed, Apple has announced a program to take back those accessories from customers.
Starting Friday, August 16, customers can turn in any third-party USB power adapter used for an iPad, iPod, or iPhone to either an Apple retail store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
Apple says that they will “ensure that these adapters are disposed off in an environmental friendly way.”
The company adds that if a customer needs a replacement to their turned-over adapter, an Apple adapter can be purchased for $10, which is less than the typical price of $19 for the accessory.
Customers will be required to bring in their device and the third-party adapter to be eligible for the discounted pricing. Only one discounted adapter will be available for each device.
Apple says in a posting online that, “Recent reports have suggested that some counterfeit and third party adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues. While not all third party adapters have an issue, we are announcing a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program to enable customers to acquire properly designed adapters.
For more information in the program, CLICK HERE.