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Apple To Replace European Adapters in Exchange Program 

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tech giant Apple is set to replace some European iPhone 5W USB adapters due to a safety risk, the company announced Friday.

The device, which may overheat, is used for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012. The adapters were sold as a standalone accessory.

As part of an exchange program, Apple will allow customers to bring the products to a retail store or participating Apple-authorized service provider, where the device will be disposed.

Consumers can identify the affected adapters through specific colorings. The devices in question will have the letters "CE" in solid gray on its label, and features Model A1300. A redesigned device, which does not need to be exchanged, is stamped with Model A1400, with the letters "CE" outlined in gray.

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