Apple’s “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program” comes to Canada

Apple has kicked off a “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program” that will see anyone in Canada, plus other countries, have the option to trade-in their 3rd-party or unofficial USB power adapters for a “properly designed” adapter. The reason, according to Apple’s site, is because “some counterfeit and third party adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues.”

The program is open to Canadians and will start on August 16th. When you return you concerned USB adaptor (iPhone, iPad, or iPod), Apple will offer a new Apple approved USB power adapter at a special discounted price of $11.

Apple notes that “If you need a replacement adapter to charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, we recommend getting an Apple USB power adapter. For a limited time, you can purchase one Apple USB power adapter at a special price — $11 CAD. To qualify, you must turn in at least one USB power adapter and bring your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to an Apple Retail Store or participating Apple Authorized Service Provider for serial number validation. The special pricing on Apple USB power adapters is limited to one adapter for each iPhone, iPad, and iPod you own and is valid until October 18, 2013.”

Source: Apple
Via: 9to5Mac