APPLE have asked customers to stop using certain plugs over fears it could cause an electric shock.

It has issued a recall of two types of plug; the AC wall plug adapter shipped with Macs and some iOS devices between 2003 and 2010, and a three-pronged plug included in the World Travel Adapter kit.

An affected three-prong plug adapter is white, with no letters on the inside slot where it attaches to the main Apple power adapter.

In a statement Apple said: "Customer safety is a top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using affected plug adapters.

"Customers should visit for details about how to exchange them for new adapters."