If you have recently bought a MacBook, then here is a very important announcement for you. Apple is recalling some charge cables that came with the MacBook. The recall has been named as the Apple USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program and is applicable for those buyers who bought a MacBook in or after June 2015 and did not get the redesigned cable inside the package.
The affected cables that are being recalled have some text printed on them that read- “Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China.” If your MacBook cable gets a serial number printed right after that text, then your cable is not eligible for this recall.
According to Apple, the recall has been made due to a design issue, which affects MacBook owners only. Many users may experience that their faulty cables may charge intermittently or may not charge at all when connected to a power source. As written on the support page:
Apple will provide a new, redesigned USB-C charge cable, free of charge, to all eligible customers. This program also covers Apple USB-C charge cables that were sold as a standalone accessory.
The new MacBook was relaunched in April 2015 and came with a new USB-C port which is not used in other Apple notebooks. The USB-C port offers video output, data transfer, and charging.
Coming back to the MacBook USB-C cable recall, the company has promised that the new replacement cables will be shipped to the affected MacBook users by the end of this month. So if your MacBook is eligible for the recall, you can visit an authorize service provider or an Apple Retail Store, or you can just contact Apple support and they will guide you further.
How many of you are affected?