LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: A young girl holds an Apple iPad on display at Regent Street's Apple store on May 28, 2010 in London, England. Apple iPads went on sale today in countries including Japan, Australia, Germany, Italy, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom as part of Apple's global roll-out of the hugely successful new device. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Recent safety issues on counterfeit and third-party USB adapters for Apple products have cause the Cupertino, Calif. company to offer $10 "official unit" adapters in a replacement program.
Apple will start the program Aug. 9 in China and Aug. 16 in the United States, according to Apple. The company said that customer safety was a top priority and its products are widely tested -- all the sorts of things companies say in an apology that isn't an apology because of liability reasons.