Amid reports that the units could overheat, posing a fire hazard, Apple Computer Inc. is recalling 570,000 AC adapters used with some older models of the company's PowerBook G3 laptop computer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced July 6.

The recall affects adapters for PowerBook G3 units shipped from May 1998 until March 2000, but not those used for the iBook or the newer Titanium PowerBook G4. The label on the side of the adapter in question reads "Macintosh PowerBook 45W AC Adapter" and "Model Number: M4402."



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