Apple has started an adapter replacement program in Europe, replacing faulty 5W European chargers due to overheating issues, which may pose a security risk. The affected charger with model number A1300, which shipped with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models from October 2009 to September 2012 in several countries. To identify if you have the affected charger, simply take a look at your adapter and check its model number, as well as the color of the “CE” word — if its black, you have the affected one. Take a look at the image above to get a good idea if your charger is affected.
The list of countries with the affected charger include Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Vietnam.
The affected model is replaced with an identical charger with model number A1400, which is safe to use. To exchange it, just pay a visit to an Apple Authorized Service Provider, along with your charger and iPhone, so that Apple can verify your iPhone’s serial number.
It’s going to be a big challenge for the company since the chargers sold in the mentioned time frame could be in millions. So, it’s better to call your nearest service provider before you pay your nearest service provider a visit. More details about the program can be found at the source link below.